Chapter 12 Filing Requirements
Chapter 12 is available to a family farmer or family fisherman with regular annual income while preserving the rights of farm lenders; the “family farmer” may be an individual, a corporation, or a partnership. Family farmers or fishermen involved in a Chapter 12 reorganization are considered, and are referred to, as debtors-in-possession. A trustee is appointed, but the debtor continues to control assets and conduct operations. However, a Chapter 12 case may not be filed pro se if it is a corporation.

All bankruptcy forms may be obtained at


Click here to see the Court’s fee schedule  for the most up-to-date information regarding the Chapter 12 filing fee. The fee may not be filed in installments.


Statement About Your Social Security Numbers* (required only if debtor is an individual)
Voluntary Petition Official Form B101 (Page 1-8)*  non-individuals use Form B201
Corporate Resolution (required only if debtor is a corporation)*
Mailing Matrix*
Additional Schedules:
bulletYour Statement of Financial Affairs for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (individuals)
bulletSchedule A/B - Property
bulletSchedule C - The Property You Claim as Exempt (not required for non-individual filings)
bulletSchedule D - Creditors Who Have Claims Secured by Property
bulletSchedule E/F - Creditors Holding Unsecured Claims
bulletSchedule G - Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
bulletSchedule H - Your Co-Debtors
bulletSchedule I - Your Income (not required for non-individual filings)
bulletSchedule J - Your Expenses (not required for non-individual filings)
bulletSummary of Your Assets and Liabilities and Certain Statistical Information
bulletDeclaration About and Individual Debtor's Schedules (signature page)
bulletDisclosure of Fees (not required for pro se filings)
bulletNotice Required by 11 U.S.C § 342(b) for Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy (required only if pro se debtor)
bulletBankruptcy Petition Preparer's Notice, Declaration, and Signature (required only if pro se debtor has obtained a processing service to complete their petition)


*These documents are required to file a “skeletal” petition. All remaining schedules and the Statement of Social Security Number must be filed with the Court within fourteen (14) days from the date of filing

This page was last edited on 12/16/2015 at 11:35 AM .