August 6, 2020

Important Information

Temporary Emergency Provisions Regarding ZoomGov Remote Proceeding Access Information (Click Here)

Pursuant to Standing Order No. 20-10, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, temporarily, the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office public areas are closed at each courthouse location. Unrepresented persons may use the Bankruptcy drop box located at the Alexandria, Norfolk, and Richmond divisions’ courthouses to deposit documents for filing and properly submitted payments. Clerk’s Office staff will retrieve documents from the drop boxes at 9:00 a.m., each business day. Standing Order 20-9, also effective Monday, March 30, 2020, establishes a temporary protocol for filings in Bankruptcy cases by unrepresented (pro se) persons.

Public Notice: — Due to Inclement Weather, the Norfolk, Newport News, and Richmond Division Courthouses will be Closed, Tuesday, August 4, 2020; The Court will Remain Open with Staff in Telework Status

Public Notice – Rescheduled Docket – Norfolk Division – Tuesday, August 4, 2020

All hearings scheduled before the Honorable Frank J. Santoro, Chief Judge on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court, Norfolk Division have been rescheduled to August 11, 2020 at the same time as originally scheduled.

Public Notice

Order Implementing Extension of Amended Temporary Hearing Protocol for Bankruptcy Cases Pending in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions: Combined Standing Order No. 20-3-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

[Read Standing Order No. 20-3 PDF]

Public Notice

Order Setting Deadlines for Installment Payments of the Voluntary Petition Filing Fee in Consumer Cases—Per Standing Order 20-20, in effect, the delay in installment payment dates, as provided for in Standing Order No. 20-13, continues past May 31, 2020, until further notice, for individual cases under Bankruptcy Code chapters 7 & 13

[Read May 27, 2020, Standing Order No. 20-20 - PDF]

Public Notice

Order Extending Temporary Protocol for Filings in Bankruptcy Cases by Unrepresented Persons—Per Standing Order 20-19, Standing Order No. 20-9 is Extended past May 31, 2020, Until Further Notice

[Read May 27, 2020, Standing Order No. 20-19-PDF]

Public Notice

Order Implementing Amended Temporary Hearing Protocol for Bankruptcy Cases Pending in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions: Combined Standing Order No. 20-2-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

[Read Standing Order No. 20-2 PDF]


Effective immediately, the Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse (Norfolk Division) is closed. The courthouse will reopen on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

Standing Order 20-11

Order Temporarily Deferring Recordation Requirement to Claim Homestead Exemptions in Bankruptcy Cases: Standing Order No. 20-11-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

[Read Standing Order No. 20-11 PDF]

Standing Order 20-10

Order Temporarily Closing Public Areas of the Clerk’s Office in All Court Divisions Effective March 30, 2020, and Until Further Notice: Standing Order No. 20-10-IMPORTANT INFORMATION

[Read Standing Order No. 20-10 PDF]