here to download a printable version of the DeBN brochure.
Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN) is a FREE
and voluntary service that allows debtors to request delivery of court
notices and orders from the bankruptcy court, through the BNC, via email
instead of U.S. mail.
is the BNC?
Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) provides services to the
bankruptcy court by sending court notices and orders to the parties by
either mail or email.
are Court Notices and Orders?
Court notices and
orders refer to the documents filed by the bankruptcy court, which may
include, but are not limited to, the following:
Who Will Serve Me
By enrolling in DeBN,
a debtor consents ONLY to service of court notices and orders filed by the
bankruptcy court. The BNC, on the bankruptcy court’s behalf, will prepare
and send the emails.
No other parties,
such as creditors and trustees, are allowed to use the DeBN program to email
debtors. All other parties will continue to serve documents upon the debtor
via U.S. mail.
of Enrollment in DeBN:
A DeBN account remains
is automatically disabled due to an email transmission failure (email
Debtor files a
request to deactivate the account. A debtor may file this request
at any time.
As long as the
debtor’s DeBN account is active, all court notices and orders will be
emailed to the debtor by the BNC in any current or future bankruptcy or
adversary case from any bankruptcy court district in which the debtor’s name
and address in that case match the name and address in the debtor’s DeBN
account, including cases where the debtor may be listed as a creditor.
Once the debtor files
a DeBN request form and the clerk’s office creates the DeBN account, all
future court notices or orders will be emailed to the debtor.
When the court files
a notice or order and sends it to the BNC for service upon the debtor, the
BNC will email the notice to the debtor at the end of the day. The court
notice or order will be emailed as a single PDF attachment, and a separate
email will be sent for each court notice or order that has been filed.
There is no limit to
the number of times the debtor may view the PDF attachment, and the debtor
is free to print the attachment, save it to his or her computer, or simply
retain the email for viewing at any time.
If the PDF attachment
exceeds 10 MB, the notice will be sent to the debtor by U.S. mail instead of
How Do I Request
Signing up for DeBN is
Complete and print
the request form:
Noticing Request (DeBN)
File the completed
form with the court.
The court creates
Activation of your
account is now complete, and you will receive a confirmation email from the
BNC. From this point forward, all future notices and orders filed by the
court will be delivered to you via email, as long as your name and address
in the bankruptcy case match your name and address in your DeBN account and
there are no email transmission failures.
the Court Advised by Filing an Updated Request Form if You: