The Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC), established by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (AOUSC), provides a centralized process for preparing, producing, and sending bankruptcy notices by mail or electronic transmission.
Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing
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.
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.
National Creditor Registration Service
The National Creditor Registration Service (NCRS) is a free service provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts to give creditors the option to specify a preferred U.S. mail, e-mail address or fax number to which bankruptcy notices should be sent in accordance with 11 U.S.C. 342(f). For additional information and forms, visit the NCRS web site at https://ncrs.uscourts.gov/index.adp.
Bankruptcy Notice Provider
A notice provider is defined as any entity approved by the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to give notice to creditors under Rule 2002(g)(4). An approved notice provider may enter into a separate agreement with a creditor to provide a preferred method of delivery of notices. For example, a creditor may choose to receive bankruptcy notices via U.S. Mail at a preferred address or electronically through XML.
To become an approved Bankruptcy Notice Provider, an application must be completed and submitted to the AOUSC. Applications are available here.