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Where Do I File My Bankruptcy Case?

As a general rule, you should file your bankruptcy case in the bankruptcy court for the federal judicial district where your residence, principal place of business, or principal assets have been located for the greater part of the 180 days priors to filing.

For the State of California: The Eastern District of California

There are four federal judicial districts in the State of California. This is the Eastern District of California. The Eastern District of California covers 34 counties in northern California. If your residence, principal place of business or principal assets have been located in one or more of these counties for the necessary period of time, you should file your case in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California.

Due to its size, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of California has been split into three divisions, each with a fully staffed Clerk's Office. All three divisional Clerk's Offices are open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on all days except Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays.

The specific county of your residence, principal place of business or principal assets determines in which of the Eastern District of California's three divisions your case should be filed. Use the following chart to determine where to file your case.

County of Debtor's Residence, Principal Place of Business, or Principal Assets

Where To File Your Case

 

Sacramento Division
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert T. Matsui
United States Courthouse
501 I Street, Suite 3-200
Sacramento, CA 95814-2322
(916) 930-4400

 

Alpine
Amador
Butte
Colusa
El Dorado
Glenn
Lassen
Modoc
Mono
Nevada
Placer
Plumas
Sacramento
San Joaquin
Shasta
Sierra
Siskiyou
Solona
Sutter
Tehama
Trinity
Yolo
Yuba

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modesto Division
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
1200 I Street, Suite 4
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 521-5160

Calaveras
Stanislaus
Tuolumne

 

 

 

 

Fresno Division
Office of the Clerk
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Robert E. Coyle
United States Courthouse
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2501
Fresno, CA 93721-1318
(559) 499-5800
Fresno
Inyo
Kern
Kings
Madera
Mariposa
Merced
Tulare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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