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Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN)

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia now offers debtors the opportunity to request receipt of court notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. mail, through a program called "Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing" or "DeBN."

DeBN provides the following advantages:

  • FASTER - You'll receive notices the same day they are filed by the court.
  • CONVENIENT - Access your notices anywhere you have internet access.
  • NO MORE LOST PAPERWORK - Storing notices on your computer means never losing a paper copy.
  • SAVE PAPER - Helps the environment and reduces paper clutter in your home.
  • IT'S FREE!

Pursuant to Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure 9036, a party may make a written request for delivery of notices via email, instead of U.S. mail. Through the DeBN program, only notices and orders that have been filed by the court can be emailed to the debtor. Debtors requesting participation in the DeBN program must complete and file a Debtor's Electronic Noticing Request (DeBN) form with the court where their case is filed.”

Overview of DeBN Program


Frequently Asked Questions


Debtor's Electronic Noticing (DeBN) Request Form

Please Be Advised: Only the court is authorized to send notices to the debtor through this DeBN program. All other parties, such as attorneys, trustees and creditors, will continue to serve the debtor via U.S. mail or in person as required by court rules.