Official Bankruptcy Forms, Instructions, and Notes

Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy proceedings. Additional filing instructions, along with the forms, are available in the Bankruptcy Forms Manual below (PDF format).

*Instructions for some Official Bankruptcy Forms are unavailable because they are under revision or because the form is self-explanatory.

These Official Bankruptcy Forms must be used to file and take action in bankruptcy cases. Procedural Forms also may be necessary for use during the course of some bankruptcy proceedings. Some forms come with instructions, while others are self-explanatory. See all the Free forms below.

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*Instructions for some Official Bankruptcy Forms are unavailable because they are under revision or because the form is self-explanatory.

B 1Voluntary Petition (4/10)
Exhibit “A” (9/97) | Exhibit “C” (9/01) | Exhibit “D” (12/09) | Instructions | Committee Notes
B 2Declaration under Penalty of Perjury on Behalf of a Corporation or Partnership 
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 3AApplication and Order to Pay Filing Fee in Installments (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 3BApplication for Waiver of Chapter 7 Filing Fee (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 4List of Creditors Holding 20 Largest Unsecured Claims (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 5Involuntary Petition (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B6Cover Sheet for Schedules (12/07)
B6Summary of Schedules (Includes Statistical Summary of Certain Liabilities)(12/07)
B 6ASchedule A – Real Property (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes (6A-J)
B 6BSchedule B – Personal Property (12/07) 
*Instructions
B 6CSchedule C – Property Claimed as Exempt (4/10) 
*Instructions
B 6DSchedule D – Creditors Holding Secured Claims (12/07) 
Instructions
B 6ESchedule E – Creditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims (4/10) 
*Instructions
B 6FSchedule F – Creditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims (12/07) 
*Instructions
B 6GSchedule G – Executory Contracts and Unexpired Leases (12/07) 
*Instructions
B 6HSchedule H – Codebtors (12/07) 
*Instructions
B 6ISchedule I – Current Income of Individual Debtor(s) (12/07) 
*Instructions
B 6JSchedule J- Current Expenditures of Individual Debtor(s) (12/07)
*Instructions
B 6Declaration Concerning Debtor’s Schedules (12/07)
*Instructions
B 7Statement of Financial Affairs (4/10) 
Instructions
 | Committee Notes
B 8Chapter 7 Individual Debtor’s Statement of Intention (12/08) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 9Notice of Commencement of Case under the Bankruptcy Code, Meeting of Creditors, and Deadlines (09/97) 
Instructions (9A – 9I) | Committee Notes (9A-I)
B 9AChapter 7 Individual or Joint Debtor No Asset Case (12/10) >
B 9BChapter 7 Corporation/Partnership No Asset Case (12/07)>
B 9CChapter 7 Individual or Joint Debtor Asset Case (12/10)
B 9DChapter 7 Corporation/Partnership Asset Case (12/07)
B 9EChapter 11 Individual or Joint Debtor Case (12/07)
B 9E(Alt.)Chapter 11 Individual or Joint Debtor Case (12/07)
B 9FChapter 11 Corporation/Partnership Case (12/08)
B 9F(Alt.)Chapter 11 Corporation/Partnership Case (12/07)
B 9GChapter 12 Individual or Joint Debtor Family Farmer (12/07)
B 9HChapter 12 Corporation/Partnership Family Farmer (12/07)
B 9IChapter 13 Case (12/10)
B 10Proof Of Claim (4/10) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 11AGeneral Power of Attorney (06/90) 
Instructions |
B 11BSpecial Power of Attorney (06/90) 
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 12Order and Notice for Hearing on Disclosure Statement (12/03)
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 13Order Approving Disclosure Statement and Fixing Time for Filing Acceptances or Rejections of Plan, Combined with Notice Thereof (12/03) 
Instructions
 | Committee Notes
B 14Ballot for Accepting or Rejecting Plan (12/03) 
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 15Order Confirming Plan (12/01)
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 16ACaption (12/07) 
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 16BCaption (Short Title) (12/94) 
Instructions
 | Committee Notes
B 16C[Abrogated](12/03)
Committee Notes
B 16DCaption for use in Adversary Proceeding other than for a Complaint Filed by a Debtor (12/04) 
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 17Notice of Appeal under 28 U.S.C. §158(a) or (b) from a Judgment, Order or Decree of a Bankruptcy Court (12/04) 
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 18Discharge of Debtor (12/07)
Instructions | Committee Notes
B 19Declaration and Signature of Non-Attorney Bankruptcy Petition Preparer (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 20ANotice of Motion or Objection (12/10)
Instructions | Committee Notes (20A-B)
B 20BNotice of Objection to Claim (12/10)
Instructions
B 21Statement of Social Security Number (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 22AChapter 7: Statement of Current Monthly Income and Means Test Calculation(12/10) Instructions | Committee Notes (22A-C)
B 22BChapter 11: Statement of Current Monthly Income (12/10)
*Instructions AND Means Test Calculation
B 22CChapter 13: Statement of Current Monthly Income and Calculation of Commitment Period and Disposable Income (12/10) 
*Instructions AND Means Test Calculation
B 23Debtor’s Certification of Completion of Instructional Course Concerning Financial Management (12/10) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 24Certification to Court of Appeals (12/07) 
*Instructions | Committee Notes
B 25APlan of Reorganization in Small Business Case under Chapter 11 (12/08) 
Instructions
 | Committee Note
B 25BDisclosure Statement in Small Business Case under Chapter 11 (12/08)
Instructions | Committee Note
B 25CSmall Business Monthly Operating Report (12/08) 
Committee Note
B 26Periodic Report Regarding Value, Operations and Profitability of Entities in Which the Debtor’s Estate Holds a Substantial or Controlling Interest (12/08) 
Instructions
 | Committee Note
B 27Reaffirmation Agreement Cover Sheet (12/09)
*Instructions | Committee Note

The Official Bankruptcy Forms are posted to publicize the content and format of the free bankruptcy forms and may be used by the public to file bankruptcy cases.

To enhance usability, some of the Bankruptcy Forms can be filled in electronically. After completion, such “fillable forms” should be printed and filed by using the “print” button at the bottom of the form. If additional space is needed to complete a field in a fillable form, use a separate sheet of paper and include the case name, case number (if known), and a description or the number of the field being continued.

Warning for electronic filers: Certain versions of Adobe Acrobat and other PDF editing software allow the user to save a fillable form after data has been entered, and edit that information at a future date. If a form with saved data is filed electronically, (by someone with internet filing privileges in CM/ECF), the data can be easily extracted. To “flatten” the electronic file (i.e., to make the field data indistinguishable from the rest of the text in the form), “print” the form to PDF (using the print dialogue box), and file the resulting document.