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Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy proceedings. Required forms for filing under a particular chapter, such as chapter 7 or 13, are listed in Procedural Form B 200, in Part II below. General information about filing bankruptcy can be found in Bankruptcy Basics.

 

  • Part I - Official Forms, Instructions, and Committee Notes
B 1

 

Voluntary Petition (04/13)
Exhibit "A" (9/97) | Exhibit "C" (9/01) | Exhibit "D" (12/09) | Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 2

 

Declaration under Penalty of Perjury on Behalf of a Corporation or Partnership
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 3A

 

Application for Individuals to Pay the Filing Fee in Installments (12/14)
Committee Notes

 

B 3B

Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived (12/14)
Committee Notes

 

B 4

 

List of Creditors Holding 20 Largest Unsecured Claims (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 5

 

Involuntary Petition (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 6

 

Cover Sheet for Schedules (12/07)

 

B 6

 

Summary (12/14)
Committee Notes

 

B 6

Declaration Concerning Debtor's Schedules (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6A

 

Schedule A - Real Property (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6B

 

Schedule B - Personal Property (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6C

 

Schedule C - Property Claimed as Exempt (04/13)
Instructions

 

B 6D

 

Schedule D - Creditors Holding Secured Claims (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6E

 

Schedule E - Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims (04/13)
Instructions

 

B 6F

 

Schedule F - Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6G

 

Schedule G - Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6H

 

Schedule H - Codebtors (12/07)
Instructions

 

B 6I

 

Schedule I: Your Income (12/13)
Instructions

 

B 6J

 

Schedule J: Your Expenses (12/13)
Instructions

 

B 7

 

Statement of Financial Affairs (04/13)
Instructions
| Committee Notes

 

B 8

 

Chapter 7 Individual Debtor's Statement of Intention (12/08)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 9

 

Notice of Commencement of Case under the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Deadlines (09/97)
Instructions (9A - 9I) | Committee Notes (9A-I)

 

B 9A

 

Chapter 7 Individual or Joint Debtor No Asset Case (12/12)

 

B 9B

 

Chapter 7 Corporation/Partnership No Asset Case (12/12)

 

B 9C

 

Chapter 7 Individual or Joint Debtor Asset Case (12/12)

 

B 9D

 

Chapter 7 Corporation/Partnership Asset Case (12/12)

 

B 9E

 

Chapter 11 Individual or Joint Debtor Case (12/12)

 

B 9E(Alt.)

 

Chapter 11 Individual or Joint Debtor Case (12/12)

 

B 9F

 

Chapter 11 Corporation/Partnership Case (12/12)

 

B 9F(Alt.)

 

Chapter 11 Corporation/Partnership Case (12/12)

 

B 9G

 

Chapter 12 Individual or Joint Debtor Family Farmer (12/12)

 

B 9H

 

Chapter 12 Corporation/Partnership Family Farmer (12/12)

 

B 9I

 

Chapter 13 Case (12/12)

 

B 10

 

Proof Of Claim (04/13)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 10A

 

Proof Of Claim, Attachment A (12/11)
Committee Note

 

B 10S1

 

Proof Of Claim, Supplement 1 (12/11)
Committee Note

 

B 10S2

 

Proof Of Claim, Supplement 2 (12/11)
Committee Note

 

B 11A

 

General Power of Attorney (06/90)
Instructions
| Committee Notes

 

B 11B

 

Special Power of Attorney (06/90)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 12

 

Order and Notice for Hearing on Disclosure Statement (12/03)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 13

 

Order Approving Disclosure Statement and Fixing Time for Filing Acceptances or Rejections of Plan, Combined with Notice Thereof (12/03)
Instructions
| Committee Notes

 

B 14

 

Ballot for Accepting or Rejecting Plan (12/03)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 15

 

Order Confirming Plan (12/01)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 16A

 

Caption (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 16B

 

Caption (Short Title) (12/94)
Instructions
| Committee Notes

 

B 16C

 

[Abrogated] (12/03)
Committee Notes

 

B 16D

 

Caption for Use in Adversary Proceeding other than for a Complaint Filed by a Debtor (12/04)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 17A

 

Notice of Appeal and Statement of Election (12/14)
Committee Notes

 

B 17B

 

Optional Appellee Statement of Election to Proceed in District Court (12/14)
Committee Notes

 

B 17C

 

Certificate of Compliance with Rule 8015(a)(7)(B) or 8016(d)(2) (12/14)
Committee Notes

 

B 18

 

Discharge of Debtor (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 19

 

Declaration and Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 20A

 

Notice of Motion or Objection (12/10)
Instructions | Committee Notes (20A-B)

 

B 20B

 

Notice of Objection to Claim (12/10)
Instructions

 

B 21

 

Statement of Social Security Number (12/12)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 22A-1

 

Chapter 7 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (12/14)
Instructions

 

B 22A-1Supp

 

Statement of Exemption from Presumption of Abuse Under §707(b)(2) (12/14)

 

B 22A-2

 

Chapter 7 Means Test Calculation (12/14)

 

B 22B

 

Chapter 11 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income (12/14)
Instructions

 

B 22C-1

 

Chapter 13 Statement of Your Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period (12/14)
Instructions

 

B 22C-2

 

Chapter 13 Calculation of Your Disposable Income (12/14)

 

B 22

 

Committee Note

 

B 23

Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management (12/13)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 24 Certification to Court of Appeals (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes

 

B 25A Plan of Reorganization in Small Business Case under Chapter 11 (12/11)
Instructions
| Committee Note

 

B 25B Disclosure Statement in Small Business Case under Chapter 11 (12/08)
Instructions | Committee Note

 

B 25C Small Business Monthly Operating Report (12/08)
Committee Note

 

B 26 Periodic Report Regarding Value, Operations and Profitability of Entities in Which the Debtor's Estate Holds a Substantial or Controlling Interest (12/08)
Instructions
| Committee Note
B 27 Reaffirmation Agreement Cover Sheet (12/13)
Instructions | Committee Notes
  • Part II - Procedural Forms and Instructions
B 13S

 

Order Conditionally Approving Disclosure Statement, Fixing Time for Filing Acceptances or Rejections of Plan, and Fixing the Time for Filing Objections to the Disclosure Statement and to the Confirmation of the Plan, Combined with Notice Thereof and of the Hearing on Final Approval of the Disclosure Statement and the Hearing on Confirmation of the Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 15S

 

Order Finally Approving Disclosure Statement and Confirming Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 18F

 

Discharge of Debtor After Completion of Chapter 12 Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 18FH

 

Discharge of Debtor Before Completion of Chapter 12 Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 18J

 

Discharge of Joint Debtors (Chapter 7) (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 18JO

 

Discharge of One Joint Debtor (Chapter 7) (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 18RI

 

Discharge of Individual Debtor in a Chapter 11 Case (12/09)
Instructions
B 18W

 

Discharge of Debtor After Completion of Chapter 13 Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 18WH

 

Order Discharging Debtor Before Completion of Chapter 13 Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 104

 

Adversary Proceeding Cover Sheet (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 131

 

Exemplification Certificate (09/94)
Instructions

 

B 132

 

Application for Search of Bankruptcy Records (11/11)
Instructions

 

B 133

 

Claims Register (01/88)
Instructions

 

B 200

 

Required Lists, Statements, Schedules, and Fees (06/14)

 

B 201A

 

Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor (06/14)
Instructions (Forms B201A and B201B)

 

B 201B

 

Certification of Notice to Individual Consumer Debtor(s) (12/09)
B 202

 

Statement of Military Service (08/07)

 

B 203

 

Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor (12/94)
Instructions

 

B 204

 

Notice of Need to File Proof of Claim Due to Recovery of Assets (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 205

 

Notice to Creditors and Other Parties in Interest (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 206

 

Certificate of Commencement of Case (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 207

 

Certificate of Retention of Debtor In Possession (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 210A

 

Transfer of Claim Other Than for Security (12/09)
Instructions (Forms B210A and B210B)

 

B 210B

 

Notice of Transfer of Claim Other Than for Security (12/09)
B 230A

 

Order Confirming Chapter 12 Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 230B

 

Order Confirming Chapter 13 Plan (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 231A

 

Order Fixing Time to Object to Proposed Modification of Confirmed Chapter 12 Plan (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 231B

 

Order Fixing Time to Object to Proposed Modification of Confirmed Chapter 13 Plan (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 240A

 

Reaffirmation Documents (4/10)
Instructions

 

B 240B

 

Motion for Approval of Reaffirmation Agreement (12/09)
B 240C

 

Order on Reaffirmation Agreement (12/09)
B 240A/B ALT

 

Reaffirmation Agreement (12/11)
B 240C ALT

 

Order on Reaffirmation Agreement (4/10)
B 250A

 

Summons in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 250B

 

Summons and Notice of Pretrial Conference in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 250C

 

Summons and Notice of Trial in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 250D

 

Third-Party Summons (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 250E

 

Summons to Debtor in Involuntary Case (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 250F

 

Summons in a Chapter 15 Case Seeking Recognition of a Foreign Nonmain Proceeding (12/09)
Instructions
B 253

 

Order for Relief in an Involuntary Case (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 254

 

Subpoena for Rule 2004 Examination (12/13)
Instructions

 

B 255

 

Subpoena to Appear and Testify at a Hearing or Trial in a Bankruptcy Case (or Adversary Proceeding) (12/13)
Instructions

 

B 256

Subpoena to Testify at a Deposition in a Bankruptcy Case (or Adversary Proceeding) (12/13)
Instructions

 

B 257

Subpoena to Produce Documents, Information, or Objects or To Permit Inspection in a Bankruptcy Case (or Adversary Proceeding) (12/13)
Instructions

 

B 260

 

Entry of Default (01/96)
Instructions

 

B 261A

 

Judgment by Default (08/96)
Instructions

 

B 261B

 

Judgment by Default (08/96)
Instructions

 

B 261C

 

Judgment in an Adversary Proceeding (12/09)
Instructions

 

B 262

 

Notice of Entry of Judgment (01/88)
Instructions

 

B 263

 

Bill of Costs (09/94)
Instructions

 

B 264

 

Writ of Execution to the United States Marshal (01/96)
Instructions

 

B 265

 

Certification of Judgment for Registration in Another District (08/96)
Instructions

 

B 270

 

Notice of Filing of Final Report of Trustee, of Hearing on Applications for Compensation [and of Hearing on Abandonment of Property by the Trustee] (08/07)
Instructions

 

B 271

 

Final Decree (08/06)
Instructions

 

B 280

 

Disclosure of Compensation of Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (10/05)
Instructions

 

B 281

 

Appearance of Child Support Creditor or Representative (08/06) Instructions

 

B 283 Chapter 13 Debtor's Certifications Regarding Domestic Support Obligations and Section 522(q) (04/13)
Instructions
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The Official Bankruptcy Forms are posted to publicize the content and format of the forms and may be used by the public in bankruptcy cases.

Instructions for some of the Official Bankruptcy Forms are unavailable because they are under revision. The revised Instructions will be posted here as they are available.

To enhance usability, some of the forms can be filled in electronically. After completion, such "fillable forms" should be printed and filed by using the "print" button at the bottom of the form. If additional space is needed to complete a field in a fillable form, use a separate sheet of paper and include the case name, case number (if known), and a description or the number of the field being continued.

Warning for electronic filers: Certain versions of Adobe Acrobat and other PDF editing software allow the user to save a fillable form after data has been entered, and edit that information at a future date. If a form with saved data is filed electronically, (by someone with internet filing privileges in CM/ECF), the data can be easily extracted. To "flatten" the electronic file (i.e., to make the field data indistinguishable from the rest of the text in the form), "print" the form to PDF (using the print dialogue box), and file the resulting document.