News & Announcements

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.

November 30, 2010

On November 30, 2010, the United States Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Iowa entered two Standing Orders. The first, Standing Order No. 10-03, amends Exhibit 1 to Standing Order No. 08-07, to bring Interim Rule 1007-I in line with the...

November 4, 2010

In this letter to the bankruptcy community, the Clerk provides a reminder of the bankruptcy rule and form amendments that take effect on December 1, 2010. The clerk provides a summary overview of the amendments and link access to the amendments...

September 13, 2010

In an effort to alleviate confusion and standardize the dismissal process for bankruptcy cases in the Northern District, the Clerk's Office has consolidated six different "Motion to Dismiss" CM/ECF events into a single docket event/entry. The new...