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Submitting Proposed Amendments To The Local Rules Of Procedure Of The United States Bankruptcy Court For The District Of Arizona:
Any person or organization may propose amendments to the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for the District of Arizona by submitting them online via the Court’s webpage or email to  New proposals for consideration during an amendment cycle must be submitted by August 31st.  The Court will appoint an advisory committee to review all timely submitted proposals for rejection, deferral or recommendation to the Court for consideration.  The Court will decide whether to approve the proposed amendments for circulation to the bar and the public for comment.
Form of Submission
While no specific form or format is required to submit a proposed amendment, to assist in describing and supporting the proposal, please include the following information:
  • Your name and email address
  • If the proposal relates to an existing Local Rule, please identify the Rule number
  • Type or attach the proposal, including any grounds for the amendment
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Proposals are typically published to the Court’s website for public comment during the months of May and June. To receive notice of actions pertaining to local rules, visit the Local Rules page at and select the “Subscribe” option/button on right side of the webpage.

Local Rules for practicing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Arizona, are published below.  These include revisions made through October 2023.

Use the links below to view the individual local rules in Web format.

Sample Forms

Archived Local Rules

The following PDF downloads contain prior versions of the Local Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure for the District of Arizona, including revisions made through August 1, 2018.

The following PDF downloads contain the Local Rules for Arizona Bankruptcy including revisions made through December 1, 2017.

The following PDF downloads contain the Local Rules for Arizona Bankruptcy including revisions made through May 14, 2012.

The following PDF download contains the Local Rules governing Chapter 13 practice in cases filed before October 17, 2005.

Local Rule 5095-1 (prior rule).  Applies to all funds held on deposit in the Registry Account  of the court deposited with the court prior to June 1, 2012.

Bankruptcy Appellate Panel (BAP)

The Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel's website can be found here:  The website contains links to the BAP local rules, forms, notices and litigants manual, as well as other helpful information.