News and Announcements

New Fee Transfer of Claim $25 per claim transferred

The fee must be paid by credit card upon the filing of the claims transfer in CM/ECF using  An entity that electronically handles claims transfers must ensure that the individual filing a transfer is authorized to pay this fee by credit card.  Failure to pay outstanding fees will result in a lockout of the account and or the CM/ECF system.

(posted 4/15/2013)

Effective July 1, 2013, the Charlotte Customer Service Office will close from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. daily.

(posted 6/17/2013)

Effective August 7, the Asheville November Court Term is Rescheduled

The Asheville November 19 and 20 court term is rescheduled to Tuesday, November 26. Ch. 13s and 7s will be heard at 9:30 a.m. and Ch. 11s at 11:00 a.m. Attorneys expecting prolonged hearings should schedule those hearings on December 3 at 10:00 a.m.

(posted 8/07/2013)

Revised Dollar Amounts in Official Forms effective April 1, 2013

On April 1, 2013, automatic adjustments to the dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code will become effective. The amended dollar amounts will apply to cases filed on or after April 1, 2013. Seven of the Official Bankruptcy Forms and two of the Director’s Forms contain references to several of the affected dollar amounts. For more information please visit the Judiciary's website at:

(posted 3/18/2013)


The Court has amended its Local Rules of Bankruptcy Practice and Procedure and Local Bankruptcy Forms, and adopted those amendments for inclusion in the Local Rules and Local Forms effective March 1, 2013.

(posted 3/01/2013)

Centralized Processing of Returned BNC Mail Effective October 15, 2012

The Judiciary's Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) contractor will begin accepting, processing and securely disposing of notices that would otherwise be returned to the bankruptcy courts. More Info.

Rules and Forms Amendments - EFFECTIVE December 1, 2010

Changes to several forms and Bankruptcy Rules 1007, 1014, 1015, 1018, 1019, 4001,4004, 5009, 7001, 9001 and new Rule 5012 go into effect on December 1, 2010. Please review the changes here.  (posted 10/25/2010)

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER Regarding Expiration of Interim Bankruptcy Rules.  (posted 10/01/2010)

Information For Visiting Attorneys:

Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice                                                                                            $276.00

All counsel, except those representing governmental agencies, shall pay for each special admission or whenever Pro Hac Vice admission is granted pursuant to U.S. District Court's Local Rule 83.1(b). Fees should be paid at the time of electronic filing via .   (posted 6/8/2010)