Bankruptcy Rule 1006(a) requires every petition to be accompanied by the filing fee required by law (see Schedule of Fees for amounts).
FORMS OF PAYMENT
Until further notice, cash will not be accepted. Debtors may pay filing fees with a bank cashier's check or a U.S. Postal money order made payable to “Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court.” Personal checks and credit cards will not be accepted from individual debtors or debtors in possession.
- FEE WAIVER (Chapter 7 ONLY)
An individual debtor who files under chapter 7 and meets certain eligibility requirements may apply for an Application for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee. By law, the judge may waive the fee only if your income is less than 150 percent of the official poverty line applicable to your family size and you are unable to pay the fee in installments. 150 percent of the poverty guidelines are listed here - Poverty Guidelines.
- PAY IN INSTALLMENTS
An individual debtor may file an Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments. Up to four payments may be made, with the final payment due no later than 120 days after the filing of the petition. Failure to make timely payments or to complete payment of the fee is grounds for dismissal of the bankruptcy petition.