Instructions for Filing Chapter 12

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Revised 08/29/12

Chapter 12 Filing

FILING FEE: $275. The clerk’s office does not accept personal checks or credit cards from debtor(s). See Local Rule 1006-2 (A).

COPIES: Clerk’s office will keep the original only.

PRIVACY RULES: Rules and forms have been changed to allow the use of only the last four digits of the Social Security number in captions and forms filed in a case. It is the responsibility of the filer to redact the information no longer required by the FRBP and revised forms.

VERIFIED STATEMENT OF DEBTOR(S) SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER: Debtors will be required to submit with the Court, a verified statement of the debtor’s full Social Security number ( Official form 21). This document will be maintained by the clerk and will not be a public record.


(Please NO staples or punched holes-clips allowed)

VOLUNTARY PETITION PAGES: Page 1 must be completed. Page 2 must be completed. Attorney’s signature and date on Exhibit ”B”. Check a box in Exhibit C section. If yes is checked, attach completed Form B1 (Exhibit C). Page 3 must be completed and contain date, signature and OBA number of attorney. See Local Rule  9004-1 (C). Exact signature(s) of debtor(s) on unsworn declaration, date of execution within 14 days of filing date. Below unsworn declaration, debtor(s)’ signature and date as primarily consumer debtors, if applicable. If pro se, petition must contain daytime telephone number of debtor(s) or number where debtor(s) may be reached.


SCHEDULES A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J: Schedules C, I and J are not required for a corporation/partnership in Chapter 12 filings.

DECLARATION CONCERNING DEBTOR’S SCHEDULES: Signature of debtor(s) and date of execution within 14 days of filing.

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL AFFAIRS: Signature of debtor(s) and date of execution within 14 days of filing date.

VERIFICATION AS TO OFFICIAL CREDITOR LIST: Each submission of an Official Creditor List, shall be accompanied by a cover sheet or Verification as to Official Creditor list in the format outlined by the Clerk.

STATEMENT OF ATTORNEY’S COMPENSATION: Signed by attorney and date of execution.


PLAN: At the time of filing the Plan, counsel for debtor(s) should not mail the Plan until he receives the Notice of Confirmation Hearing from the Court. At that time, the Plan and Order shall immediately be served upon creditors and parties in interest. Counsel for debtor(s) shall file an Affidavit of Service at the time of mailing.

CREDITOR ON IN ELECTRONIC FORMAT (MAILING LIST): The official mailing list (creditor list) must be provided to the court in electronic format. The list in electronic format may be submitted on a CD ROM or entered through the Court’s website at . The CD should be labeled with the name of the attorney, the debtor, and the date. Each disk should contain the list for only one case. The file shall be in the ASCII file format with an appropriate text extension (.txt). Instructions for preparing the list in proper electronic format are available from the Clerk and on the Court’s website at

AMENDED SCHEDULES OR AMENDMENTS TO SCHEDULES: Must be styled as a pleading or have a cover sheet with style and case number. The amendment must be signed by the debtor(s), contain an unsworn declaration under penalty of perjury and date of execution must be within 14 days of filing date. If filing  amended/amendments to Schedule D, E, or F, a $30.00 filing fee per schedule is required if filed separately. If amendments are combined into one single pleading (with a cover sheet stating the Schedules to be amended), then a single fee of $30.00 is required. See Local Rule 1009-1 (B).

AMENDMENT TO LIST: Must be accompanied by Verification signed by debtor(s). A $30.00 filing fee is required. Amendments to the list shall be made as above but shall contain only names and addresses to be added to the list. If creditors are to be removed from the list, a pleading should be filed requesting that removal. Amendments shall be made in the same way (See Creditor on Diskette above), but shall contain only the names and addresses to be added to the list. If creditors are to be removed from the list, a pleading should be filed requesting that removal.

NOTE: Any petition, list, schedule, statement of financial affairs, or amendment to such documents, which is presented for filing more than 14 days after having been executed by the debtor, shall be accompanied by a statement, signed by the debtor(s), that no change in circumstances has occurred in the interim. See Local Rule 1008-1.