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Chapter 7 Filing Requirements & Fees

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT
DISTRICT OF MINNESOTA
FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR CHAPTER 7 CASES

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



COMPLETE FILINGS:

Chapter 7 individual debtor(s):
(Official Bankruptcy Forms)

  Chapter 7 individual debtor(s): Documents Important Notes
1
Petition, Schedules and Statements (in a single .pdf file)
  1. Voluntary petition (Form B1 as revised 4/13)
  2. Exhibit D (as revised 12/01/09)
  3. Summary of schedules and statistical summary of certain liabilities (Form 6 as revised 12/13)
  4. 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)
  5. Declaration concerning debtor’s schedules (Form 6 as revised 12/07)
  6. Statement of financial affairs (Form 7 as revised 4/13)
  7. Chapter 7 individual debtor’s statement of intention (Form 8 as revised 12/08)
  8. Disclosure of compensation of attorney for debtor (Local Form 1007-1)
  9. Chapter 7 Statement of current monthly income and means-test calculation (Form 22A as revised 4/13)

Filed as a single PDF file.

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

2 Certificate of Credit Counseling. A list of United States Trustee, District of Minnesota approved pre-bankruptcy credit counseling agencies can be found here.
3 Payment advices cover sheet and Debtor’s income records (60 Days Prior to Filing) Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
4 Creditor Matrix. See preparation instructions for more information. The only text document. (.txt)
5 Signature declaration form Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
6 Statement of Social Security Number (pro se filings only)
7 Notice of responsibilities of chapter 7 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.

8 Filing fee of $335.00 (as of 11/11) **
  OR
Application to have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Form 3B as revised 6/14)(FOR QUALIFYING DEBTORS ONLY)
  OR
Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Form 3A as revised 6/14) AND ½ filing fee of $ 167.50**
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


Chapter 7 business debtor:
(Official Bankruptcy Forms)

NOTE: Corporations, partnerships, associations and any other entity that is not an individual (e.g., any trust, LLC, LLP, conservatorship, guardianship, etc.) MUST be represented by an attorney.

  Chapter 7 business debtor: Documents

Important Notes

1 Petition, Schedules and Statements (in a single .pdf file)
    1. Voluntary petition (Form B1 as revised 4/13)
    2. Summary of schedules and statistical summary of certain liabilities (Form 6 as revised 12/13)
    3. Schedules A, B, D, E, F, G & H (Forms 6A - 6G as revised 12/07, Form 6E revised 4/13)
    4. Declaration concerning debtor’s schedules (Form 6 as revised 12/07)
    5. Statement of financial affairs (Form 7 as revised 4/13)
    6. Disclosure of compensation of attorney for debtor (Local Form 1007-1)
    7. Proof of authority to sign and file petition (Local Form 1008-1)

Filed as a single PDF file.

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

2 Creditor Matrix. See preparation instructions for more information.  
3 Signature declaration form Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
4 Notice of responsibilities of chapter 7 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.
5 Filing fee of $335.00 **  


PARTIAL FILINGS:

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).

Chapter 7 individual debtor(s):
(Official Bankruptcy Forms)

  PARTIAL Chapter 7 individual debtor(s): Documents

Important Notes

1 Petition, Schedules and Statements (in a single .pdf file)
  1. Voluntary petition (Form B1 as revised 4/13)
  2. Exhibit D (as revised 12/01/09)

Filed as a single PDF file.

 

2 Certificate of Credit Counseling. A list of United States Trustee, District of Minnesota approved pre-bankruptcy credit counseling agencies can be found here.  
3 Creditor Matrix. See preparation instructions for more information.  
4 Signature declaration form Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
5 Statement of Social Security Number (pro se filings only)  
6 Notice of responsibilities of chapter 7 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.
7 Filing fee of $335.00 **
  OR
Application to have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (Form 3B as revised 6/14)(FOR QUALIFYING DEBTORS ONLY)
  OR
Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (Form 3A as revised 6/14) AND ½ filing fee of $ 167.50**
 

Chapter 7 business debtor:
(Official Bankruptcy Forms)

NOTE: Corporations, partnerships, associations and any other entity that is not an individual (e.g., any trust, LLC, LLP, conservatorship, guardianship, etc.) MUST be represented by an attorney
  PARTIAL Chapter 7 business debtor: Documents

Important Notes

1 Petition, Schedules and Statements (in a single .pdf file)
  1. Voluntary petition (Form B1 as revised 4/13)
  2. Proof of authority to sign and file petition (Local Form 1008-1)

Filed as a single PDF file.

 

2 Creditor Matrix. See preparation instructions for more information.  
3 Signature declaration form Pen in hand signature required by debtor(s).
4 Notice of responsibilities of chapter 7 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.
5 Filing fee of $335.00 **