Fees for Filing a Petition
A person filing a petition is required to pay with the petition a filing fee in the case unless:
- you apply for and are granted a waiver in a chapter 7 case (see Application for Waiver, Official Form B3B); or
- you apply for and are granted permission to pay the fee in installments (see Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments).
The case will be dismissed if the person filing the petition is not entitled to a waiver of the fee or to pay it in installments and fails to pay the fee in full. Failure to complete authorized installment payments can also lead to a dismissal.