COVID-19 - Emergency Clerk's Office Procedures

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

Notice Regarding Court Operations during COVID-19 Virus Outbreak

 

Clerk’s Office Intake Counter

Beginning March 18, 2020, and until further notice, there will be no in person public access to the Bankruptcy Court’s Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office will remain open to the public through telephone and email access and the drop boxes located in the lobby of the courthouse. CM/ECF will continue to be available for electronic filing.  The Clerk’s Office can be reached at (302) 252-2900.

 

Self-Represented Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy

Emergency bankruptcy petitions for individuals may be filed electronically by accessing the following link. https://www.deb.uscourts.gov/covid-19

Cases emailed through this procedure will be opened but will be further administered at a date to be determined.  Section 341 meetings will not be scheduled at this time.  Filing fees for individual bankruptcy petitions will be deferred at this time. 

Additional resources can be found on the Court’s website, including how to find case information, accessing electronic court records through PACER, filing without an attorney, and information about local and national bankruptcy forms.  

 

Existing Individual cases with outstanding filing fees and/or uncured deficiencies

Deadlines for paying outstanding fees and uncured deficiencies in individual bankruptcy cases are extended until further notice.

 

Hearings

See General Order – COVID 19: https://www.deb.uscourts.gov/covid-19

Beginning March 18, all hearings at the bankruptcy court will be held telephonically through CourtCall.  Participants may contact CourtCall at 866-582-6878, email assist@courtcall.com or schedule online at www.courtcall.com.  For more information regarding telephonic hearings, please check the Court’s website. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation. We are committed to continuing the work of the court in a manner that is consistent with public health guidelines for the health and safety of the public and our staff.