Matrix Requirements

The matrix is a list of the names and addresses of creditors and parties in interest in a bankruptcy case. This information is used for noticing and also for claims information when applicable. The debtor and attorney for debtor are responsible for complete information on the matrix. 

The matrix shall conform to the following requirements:

(Sample Matrix)

  1. The matrix must be in an ASCII file format with an appropriate text extension such as .txt before it can be sucessfully uploaded into the CM/ECF system. Keep punctuation and symbols to a minimum.
  2. Do not include the debtor, joint debtor, attorney for the debtor, or the Office of the U.S. Trustee.
  3. Each name/address block must contain a minimum of three (3) lines and a maximum of five (5) lines of text. Do not place a blank line within a name/address block.
  4. Each name/address block must be separated by at least one (1) blank line.
  5. Each line of text may contain no more than 40 characters including blank spaces.
  6. Account numbers or "attention" lines should be placed on the second line of the name/address.
  7. City, state, and zip code must be on the last line. If a nine-digit zip code is used, it must be typed with a hyphen separating the two groups.
  8. All states must be two-letter abbreviations.
  9. ALWAYS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING PARTIES AS INDICATED (current matrix list is maintained by the Clerk's Office):

 Iowa Department of Revenue and Finance Internal Revenue Service (Chapter 11 only)Iowa Department of Human Services (If overpayment of public benefits such as Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, Title XIX Medicaid, or child support assigned to the Department exists)
REGARDING NOTICE TO BE GIVEN WHEN AN AGENCY OF THE UNITED STATES IS A CREDITOR:Any agency, department, or instrumentality of the United States that is a creditor of a debtor shall be included in the lists, schedules, statements, and/or matrices of creditors using the most current address available. If the debtor-creditor relationship is with a federal agency whose office is located outside the state of Iowa, the out-of-state address should be used in addition to the addresses contained in the list maintained by the Clerk's Office.Federal agencies/departments/instrumentalities which may require notice:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • US Department of Education
  • Small Business Administration
  • Farm Service Agency
  • USDA/Rural Development
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Department of Labor
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • US Department of Housing & Urban Development
  • US Department of Health & Human Services
  • US Social Security Administration
  • US Environmental Protection Agency

In addition to the specific agencies listed above, the matrices of creditors shall also include the appropriate address of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa. The listing of the United States Attorney must include a designation of the agency involved, using the initials of that agency. For example, "United States Attorney (FSA)."

Matrix List

 

Revised 1/6/2014

Agency addresses to be used when providing notice, as specified in the Matrix Requirements:

Iowa Department of Revenue
Attn: Bankruptcy Unit
P.O. Box 10471
Des Moines IA 50306

Department of Human Services/Bureau of Collections
400 SW 8th St; Suite H
Des Moines  IA 50309-4633
Attn:  Bankruptcy

Matrix list for the United States as creditor:

Matrix List
FEDERAL AGENCIES/DEPARTMENTS/
INSTRUMENTALITIESADDRESSES TO BE INCLUDED
Department of Veterans Affairs
  VA Office of Regional Counsel (02)
PO Box 1427
Hines, IL 60141-1427
 
  Department of Veterans Affairs
Debt Management Center
PO Box 11390
St Paul MN 55111-4050
   US Attorney (VA)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
US Department of Education
For Service of Process in Adversary Proceedings:
  Education Department
Office of General Counsel
400 Maryland Ave. SW, Rm. 6E353
Washington, DC 20202
 
  U.S. Department of Education
Litigation Unit
50 Beale St., Suite 8629
San Francisco, CA 94105
 
 For Notices and Mailing Matrix: U.S. Department of Education
P.O. Box 65128
St. Paul, MN 55165
   US Attorney (ED)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
Small Business Administration
  Gregg Stratman, District Counsel
U.S. Small Business Administration
10675 Bedford Ave., Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68134
   US Attorney (SBA)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
Farm Service Agency
(FSA) (former ASCS & all former FmHA farm cases)/ Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
 
  Iowa State FSA Office
10500 Buena Vista Court
Urbandale IA 50322
 
   US Attorney (FSA)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
USDA/Rural Development
(all former FmHA accounts except farm accounts)
  USDA/Rural Development
Centralized Servicing Center
Bankruptcy Section
PO Box 66879
St Louis MO 63166
 
   US Attorney (USDA/RD)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
US Department of Agriculture
(when any other sub-agency is listed, or if no sub-agency is listed)
  Office of General Counsel
US Department of Agriculture
PO Box 419205; Mail Stop 1401
Kansas City MO 64141-6205
   US Attorney (USDA)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
US Department of Labor
(this does not include the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation)
  US Department of Labor
Office of the Solicitor
2300 Main Street, Suite 1020
Kansas City MO 64108
 
  Department of Labor
Plan Benefits Security Division
PO Box 1914
Washington DC 20013
   US Attorney (DOL)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
Internal Revenue Service
  Internal Revenue Service
PO Box 7346
Philadelphia PA 19101-7346
 
  US Attorney (IRS)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
US Department of Housing & Urban Development
  U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development
Attn: Regional Counsel
400 State Avenue, Room 200
Kansas City, KS 66101-2406
   US Attorney (HUD)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
US Department of Health & Human Services
  Office of the General Counsel
US Department of Health & Human Services
601 E 12th Street, Room N1800
Kansas City MO 64106
 
  US Attorney (HHS)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
US Social Security Administration
  Office of the General Counsel
Social Security Administration
Region VII, Kansas City
Richard Bolling Federal Building
601 E 12th Street, Room 965
Kansas City MO 64106-2898
 
  Social Security Administration
District Office
3165 Williams Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids IA 52404
 
  US Attorney (SSA)
111 7th Avenue SE, Box 1
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
 
US Environmental Protection Agency Shawn Grindstaff
Region 7 Coordinator, Office of Regional Counsel
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219