National Creditor
Registration Service

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT

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Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing

National Creditor Registration Service (NCRS)

The National Creditor Registration Service is a free service provided by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts to give creditors options to specify a preferred U.S. mail, e-mail address, or fax number to which bankruptcy notices should be sent. The National Creditor Registration Service web site is primarily for creditors wishing to submit a preferred address or EBN (Electronic Bankruptcy Notice) agreement for noticing.

The following documents will always be sent in paper through the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC), the organization established by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts to assist in preparation and service of routine bankruptcy notices:

  • 341 Meeting of Creditors
  • Order of Discharge (all types, to include hardship discharges)

This would include any variations, such as amended. These documents contain the social security number (SSN) / individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) information that is not reflected when they are noticed electronically. Therefore, all parties will always receive a paper copy from BNC.

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 court by the United States Postal Service (USPS). The service will provide timely notification to debtors' attorneys of returned notices. Click here for additional information about Returned Mail Processing.

Register for Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing

  1. To register to receive all bankruptcy notices at a single address

    Register for Preferred Address Registration (external link)

  2. To determine if a creditor has a preferred address on a case which has already been filed

    You must login to the Court's CM/ECF website. Access to this system requires a login name, password and the case number associated with the creditor. General creditor preferred address inquiries which are not specific to a case may not be checked.

    1. Go to the Case Management / Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) website (external link)
    2. Once logged in to CM/ECF, choose the Utilities option from the blue menu bar to locate preferred addresses.
    3. Next, click on Mailings and subsequently click on Mailing Labels by Case.
    4. Enter the case number and, with the "Select All Participants for Case" box checked, click Next. The mailing matrix will display.

    If the creditor has a preferred address, it will be denoted with a plus symbol (+). In some instances, the creditor may also be listed with an additional address and two plus symbols (++) next to the name. This indicates the creditor, in addition to submitting a preferred address to the BNC, has submitted to the Bankruptcy Court an "Override of Preferred Address" whereby a local office of the creditor continues to receive notice.