Bankruptcy Local Rule 1006-1
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(a)  For pleadings and documents filed in ECF which require a filing fee, the filing party must use a credit card and submit payment in accord with ECF Procedures.

(b)  For pleadings and documents submitted other than through ECF, payment shall be made in the form of cash, cashier’s check, money order, or an attorney’s check.  Two party checks or personal checks of the debtor(s) will not be accepted.

(c)  An application requesting waiver of the filing fee, or an application for permission to pay filing fees in installments, shall be submitted on the Official Form prescribed for that purpose.


11 U.S.C. §§ 301, 302
28 U.S.C. § 1930
Fed. R. Bankr. P. 1006

Advisory Committee Notes:

This rule addresses an obvious problem encountered by the clerk when debtors present petitions for filing.  A fee schedule may be obtained at the court’s website or from the clerk’s office.  Official Forms (Form 103A for installments, and Form 103B for in forma pauperis or IFP applications) can be obtained at the court’s website or can be obtained from the clerk’s office.