The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts encourage the bankruptcy community to utilize Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN). EBN is a free service that allows court notices to be transmitted electronically, delivering them faster and more conveniently. Some of the advantages to electronic noticing are:
- Court notices are sent the same day they are produced by the court.
- You can access your court notices 24/7.
- Court notices that would be mailed to multiple locations can be
routed to a centralized electronic address.
- Storing court notices to your computer means you never lose a paper copy.
- Court notices can easily be forwarded around the office or to your attorney.
For more information and to register for this service, please go to ebn.uscourts.gov. You may also contact EBN Customer Service, toll free, at 1-877- 837-3424, weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, or, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The mailing address is:
Bankruptcy Noticing Center
2525 Network Place
Herndon, VA 20171-3514
Fax (703) 563-7508
Note: If you are an attorney who already receives your notices via CM/ECF Notice of Electronic Filing, then you do not need to register for this service.
The Court makes use of Email and EBN Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), services through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC). Email is an electronic noticing option for both low and high-volume notice recipients. Each e-mail contains a secure link to a government site for you to retrieve a PDF copy of your notice. EBN Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is an electronic noticing option for high-volume notice recipients who have an account management system where a computer-to-computer data stream can replace data entry. Please review the information on the EBN web site at ebn.uscourts.gov.
Note: Redundancy Mode - During the first thirty (30) days of EBN service, participants will receive both paper notices and EDI, E-Mail or FAX transmittals (depending on the method chosen). The redundancy mode automatically will be discontinued at the end of this thirty-day (30) period unless otherwise agreed upon by the recipient and the BNC.
Rule 9036 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure (Notice by Electronic Transmission) provides that:
Whenever the clerk or some other person as directed by the court is required to send notice by mail and the entity entitled to receive the notice requires in writing that, instead of notice by mail, all or part of the information required to be contained in the notice be sent by a specified type of electronic transmission, the court may direct the clerk or other person to send the information by such electronic transmission. Notice by electronic transmission is complete on transmission.
As required by Rule 9036, F.R.Bankr.P., a noticing agreement must be signed by the notice recipient. The noticing agreement defines the terms and conditions for electronic noticing.
To sign up for any of the Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing services:
Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing
BNC Toll-Free: 877-837-3424
EDVA EBN Contact: Delores Jones 804-916-2435