The Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN) program is LIVE nationally! DeBN is a free service that allows debtors to receive court notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. mail, resulting in faster (same-day) delivery and convenient access.
Beginning September 21, 2015, debtors can request to receive court notices and orders by email rather than by U.S. mail. Debtors can enroll at any time, and the program is available to all debtors with an open bankruptcy case.
Please Note: Service requirements for other parties in a bankruptcy case do not change with DeBN.
DeBN offers debtors a number of advantages:
- Debtors receive court notices and orders (e.g., meeting of creditors notice, objection notices, notices of hearing, orders on motions for relief from stay, order of discharge, etc.) by email the same day they are filed by the court.
- Debtors can access emailed court notices and orders from a computer or mobile device that has an Internet connection and a free Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- There is no charge and no limit to the number of times emailed court notices and orders can be viewed.
To activate a DeBN Account:
- Complete and file a Debtor’s Electronic Noticing Request (DeBN) form (available on the court’s website).
- Debtors can file a DeBN request form through their attorney electronically, or on their own by mail or over the counter at the Clerk’s Office where their case is filed.
- If both debtors in a joint case wish to request enrollment in DeBN, each debtor must file a separate request form.
- The Clerk’s Office will create and/or update the account.
- Debtor thereafter will receive Court notices and orders via email.