News & Announcements

October 13, 2013

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa will continue normal operations in Cedar Rapids and Sioux City for the duration of the current federal government...

May 24, 2013

Standing Order No. 13-02, signed May 24, 2013, amends Local Rule 2002-1 to shorten the time for notice of  §341 meetings of creditors in the Cedar Rapids Division for chapter 7 cases.
Standing Order 13-02...

April 22, 2013

An amendment to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa Local Rule 2002-1 shortening the time for notice of §341 meeting in the Cedar Rapids division for chapter 7 cases is being considered. The following amendment is proposed...

April 3, 2013

Effective May 1, 2013, the bankruptcy courts will begin charging a new fee of $25 for each claim transferred. This fee was approved by the Judicial Conference of the United States at its September 2012 session.

In considering this fee, the...

March 25, 2013

Automatic adjustments will be made on April 1, 2013, to dollar amounts stated in various provisions of the Bankruptcy Code, one provision in Title 28, seven Official Bankruptcy Forms which contain adjusted dollar amounts, and two Director's...

March 18, 2013

To the Bankruptcy Community: 

Over the weekend of March 30th through April 1st, 2013 the Northern District of Iowa's Bankruptcy Court will be upgrading its Case Management/Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) System to the latest system release...

November 19, 2012

Standing Order No. 12-03, signed November 16, 2012, and effective December 1, 2012, amends Exhibit 1 to Standing Order 08-07 to comport with revisions to Interim Rule 1007-I that eliminate the time limit for filing a list of creditors in an...

September 10, 2012

In this letter to the bankruptcy bar, the Clerk advises of the new process/procedures governing returned notices to the Judiciary's Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC).

May 4, 2012

Effective June 1, 2012, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Iowa will implement the Department of Treasury’s OTCnet Check Capture program. Please see the attachment for further details.

September 1, 2011

In this letter to the bankruptcy community, the Clerk advises of the discontinuation of the court's practice of including a copy of the Proof of Claim form with the notices it sends/mails.