Note: Only the court is authorized to send notices to the debtor through this DeBN program. All other parties, such as trustees and creditors, will continue to serve the debtor via U.S. mail or in person as required by court rules.
The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York now offers individual debtors the opportunity to request receipt of court-generated notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. mail, through a program called “Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing” or “DeBN.”
DeBN provides the following advantages:
- Faster – Receive court-generated notices and orders the same day they are filed by the court.
- Convenient – Access your court-generated notices and orders anywhere you have internet access.
- No more lost paperwork – Storing court-generated notices and orders on your computer means never losing a paper copy.
- Less paper clutter – Helps the environment and reduces paper clutter in your home.
- It is FREE!
Pursuant to Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure 9036, a party may make a written request for delivery of notices via email, instead of U.S. mail. Through the DeBN program, only court-generated notices and orders can be emailed to the debtor. Debtors requesting participation in the DeBN program must complete and file a Debtor’s Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing Request (DeBN) form with the court where their case is filed.