Local Rule 5003. COURT RECORDS

(a) Files and records.

(1) All files and records of the court will remain in the clerk's custody and will not be taken from the clerk's custody without the court's written permission and only after the person obtaining the file or record signs a receipt for it.

(2) In cases filed on or after January 2, 2002, electronic files consisting of the images of documents filed in cases and proceedings and documents filed electronically are designated as and constitute the official record of the court, together with the other records kept by the court. Documents filed electronically have the same status for all purposes as documents filed on paper. Filing a document electronically constitutes entry of that document on the docket kept by the clerk. The clerk is not required to establish or maintain paper files for cases or proceedings filed on or after January 2, 2002.

(b) Exhibits.

(1) The clerk will have custody of all exhibits marked for identification or admitted into evidence during any proceeding.

(2) The court may order original exhibits returned to the party who offered them if the originals are replaced with true copies.

(3) Unless the court orders otherwise, the clerk will retain custody of the exhibits until the judgment has become final and the time for filing a notice of appeal or motion for a new trial has passed, or until appeal proceedings have ended, whichever is greater.

(4) After the time to take an appeal from any appealable order or judgment has expired, any party may, upon twenty-one (21) days' written notice to all parties, withdraw any exhibit originally produced by it unless another party or person files notice with the clerk of a claim to the exhibit. If a notice of claim is filed, the clerk will not deliver the exhibit except with the written consent of the party who produced it and the claimant, or until the court has determined who is entitled to it.

(5) After the time to appeal any appealable order or judgment has expired, any party may, upon twenty-one (21) days' written notice to all parties, destroy any exhibit not claimed by the parties. When the case is closed, if no timely request is made for returning the exhibits, the clerk may destroy or make other disposition of them.

(c) Register of mailing addresses of federal and state governmental units and certain taxing authorities. Copies of the register of mailing addresses of federal and state government units and certain taxing authorities required to be kept under Fed. R. Bankr. P. 5003(e) are available from the clerk and are posted on the court's website.

(d) Notice of address under 11 U.S.C. § 342(f). A creditor's notice of preferred address to be used in all cases under chapters 7 and 13 pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) should be submitted directly to the National Creditor Registration Service ("NCRS"). A request for notice under 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) must be made using the NCRS form, available from the National Creditor Registration Service's website. Registration of a preferred address with NCRS will constitute the filing of a notice under 11 U.S.C. § 342(f) with the court.