New Procedure for Filing Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments

Friday, August 31, 2012

(Effective September 4, 2012)

This procedure applies to both pro se Debtors and Attorneys filing Petitions on CM/ECF.

 

When a Petition is submitted for filing or filed within CM/ECF and the filer desires to pay in installments, an Official Form B3A Application to Pay Filing Fee in Installments must be completed and signed by both the Debtor and the Joint Debtor and must be filed on the same date the Petition is filed.

 

The number of installments contained within the Application shall not exceed four. The initial installment payment of at least $75.00 must be paid at the time the Petition and the Application are filed.

 

When an Attorney is making the initial payment on line the fee payment amount must be changed to the amount of the payment being submitted to ensure that the Attorney will not be locked out at midnight. The Attorney should call the court’s HelpDesk number if there are any questions about this procedure at 918-759-HELP (4357).

 

When a pro se Debtor submits a Petition for filing with an Application to Pay in Installments an initial installment payment of at least $75.00 must be paid at the time the Petition and the Application are filed.

 

When subsequent installment payments are submitted for payment on line by the Attorney the Attorney shall enter the following event in CM/ECF under Bankruptcy>Other>Installment Fee Due choose the debtor as the filer, enter the amount of the installment and submit text. A pop up screen should appear entitled "Summary of Current Charges". If this screen does not appear check your browser pop up blocker settings. Otherwise, the attorney can pay the amount submitted online in CM/ECF under Utilities>Internet Payments Due.

 

Pro se Debtors should submit subsequent installment payments to the court by cashier’s check or money order. Payments may be made in person or may be mailed 4 days prior to the date the installment is due. Cashier’s checks and Money Orders should be made payable to Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Clerk Eastern District of Oklahoma. Cashier’s checks and Money Orders should be made out in the exact amount due since the court cannot make change or give refunds. Please feel free to call the court at 918-549-7200 to ensure the proper amount of the installment prior to mailing payment. All payments mailed to the court should be mailed certified with a return receipt.

 

For more information please see: General Order 12-09 Modifies Local Rule 1006 Provision for Payment of Filing Fee