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Chapter 13 Filing Requirements & Fees


UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAPTER 13 CASES

ATTENTION:
Do not attach payment advices, certificates of credit counseling, plans or applications to the petitions and schedules! These documents must be filed separately.



COMPLETE CHAPTER 13 FILINGS:
(Official Bankruptcy Forms)

  Chapter 13: Documents

Important Notes

1

 Petition, Schedule and Statements (in a single .pdf file)

a.       Voluntary petition (Form B1 as revised 4/13)
b.       Exhibit D (as revised 12/1/09)
c.       Summary of schedules and statistical summary of certain liabilities (Form 6 as revised 12/13)
d.       Schedules A-J (Forms 6A, 6B, 6D and 6F-H as revised 12/07, Forms 6C and 6E as revised 4/13, Forms 6I and 6J as revised 12/13)
e.       Declaration concerning debtor’s schedules (Form 6 as revised 12/07)
f.        Statement of financial affairs (Form 7 as revised 4/13)
g.       Statement of compensation by attorney for debtor (Local Form 1007-1)
h.       Chapter 13 Statement of current monthly income and calculation of commitment period and disposable income (Form 22C as revised 4/13)

Filed as a single PDF file.

 

2 Chapter 13 plan (Local Form 3015-1)  
3 Certificate of Credit Counseling. A list of United States Trustee, District of Minnesota approved pre-bankruptcy credit counseling agencies can be found here.  
4 Payment advices cover sheet and Debtor’s income records (60 days prior to filing date) Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
5 Creditor Matrix. See preparation instructions for more information.  
6 Statement of business income (Local Form 1007-3) (if applicable)  
7 Signature declaration form Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
8 Statement of Social Security Number (pro se filings only)  
9 Notice of responsibilities of chapter 13 debtors and their attorneys (non-pro se filings only/must be signed by attorney and debtor(s))

Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s) and attorney.

The first 4 pages of the document should not be scanned, only the signature page.

10 Filing fee of $281 **
            OR
Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Form 3A as revised 12/13) AND ½ filing fee of $ 140.50**
FOR ELECTRONIC FILERS ONLY:
Pop-up blockers should be turned off in order to see the pay.gov pop-up window. Credit card payments can be made within 48 hours of the filing. If payment is not received, the user will receive an e-mail warning and will be blocked from filing. The user will be able to log into CM/ECF, but no filing options will be available on the Bankruptcy menu. The payment can be paid under the Utilities menu and the Internet Payments Due link. After making the payment, you may need to clear the temporary files from your browser.

Effective December 1, 2009, the Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor need not be filed if the debtor's attorney, petition preparer and/or debtor(s) have certified, by signing the appropriate section of the voluntary petition (see Local Rule 9011-4 concerning electronic signatures), that the debtor(s) received the 342(b) notice. In the absence of signed certification(s) on the petition, a separate certification, using Director's Procedural Form B 201B and attaching a copy of the Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor, Form B 201A, must be filed.

** The court cannot accept a debtor's check or credit card for the filing fee

PARTIAL CHAPTER 13 FILINGS:
(Official Bankruptcy Forms)

NOTE: PARTIAL FILINGS ARE DISCOURAGED. ATTORNEYS OR DEBTORS WHO FILE PARTIAL CASES MUST SERVE THE MEETING OF CREDITORS NOTICE ON ALL CREDITORS NOT LISTED ON THE ORIGINAL MATRIX AND ADD THOSE CREDITORS TO THE COURT’S MATRIX. SEE LOCAL RULE 2002-1(d).

  PARTIAL Chapter 13: Documents

Important Notes

1

Petition, Schedule and Statements (in a single .pdf file)

a.       Voluntary petition (Form B1 as revised 4/13)
b.        Exhibit D (as revised 12/1/09)

Filed as a single PDF file.

 

  Certificate of Credit Counseling. A list of United States Trustee, District of Minnesota approved pre-bankruptcy credit counseling agencies can be found here.  
2 Creditor Matrix. See preparation instructions for more information.  
3 Signature declaration form Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
  Statement of Social Security Number (pro se filings only)  
4 Notice of responsibilities of chapter 13 debtors and their attorneys (non-pro se filings only/must be signed by attorney and debtor(s))

Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s) and attorney.

The first 4 pages of the document should not be scanned, only the signature page.

5 Filing fee of $281  **
            OR
Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Form 3A as revised 12/13) AND ½ filing fee of $ 140.50**