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Filing Options for Parties Not Represented by An Attorney

  1. Pro se parties may file papers with the Court in the following ways:
    1. By U.S. mail to the Atlanta office at:
      United States Bankruptcy Court
      1340 United States Courthouse
      75 Ted Turner Drive SW
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303.
       
    2. By hand delivery to any of the Court’s offices located in Atlanta, Newnan, Rome or Gainesville, if open to the public.  Please check the Court’s website for the status of each office at www.ganb.uscourts.gov.
       
    3. By email using emergencyfiling@ganb.uscourts.gov.  Your email containing the .pdf documents to be submitted must include your full name, email address, phone number and case number if one has been assigned.  All original signed documents submitted by email must be mailed to the Court at 1340 United States Courthouse, 75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 and received within 14 days of submission.
       
    4. Fillable Form:  A pro se filer may file a new bankruptcy petition in the ways listed above or by completing and submitting a fillable form of the voluntary petition and B121 Statement of Social Security Number both available here (https://www.ganb.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/emergencypetitiondocuments.pdf). All original signed documents must be mailed to the Court at 1340 United States Courthouse, 75 Ted Turner Drive SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 and received within 14 days of submission.
       
  2. Driver’s License or Other Government Issued ID Required
    All bankruptcy petitions, whether hand delivered, submitted by U.S. mail, fax, email or .pdf fillable form must be accompanied by a copy of the driver’s license(s) of the debtor(s) or other form of government issued ID.
     
  3. Documents submitted via hand delivery, email, fax or, pdf fillable form:
    1. A new voluntary petition is deemed filed as of the date and time it is emailed, faxed or submitted to the Court unless you are informed otherwise.  A document containing the case number assigned to your petition will be provided to you as soon as possible.
       
    2. All papers other than a voluntary petition are deemed received for the purpose of identification and review.  You will receive confirmation from the Clerk of Court when the document is filed or if some other action is taken. Documents electronically transmitted for filing after 4 PM Monday through Friday will be deemed received for the purpose of identification and review the next business day.
       
  4. All required filing fees shall be mailed to the Atlanta Division in the form of either money order or cashier’s check.  Payment must be received within 14 days of submission and must include your name, address, phone number and case number if one has been assigned.  Mail payments to:

    United States Bankruptcy Court
    1340 United States Courthouse
    75 Ted Turner Drive SW
    Atlanta, Georgia 30303
     

  5. If the required fees, identification or original signed documents are not received within the times specified above, the Court will issue a deficiency notice and further action will be taken in accordance with BLR 1006-2, BLR 1017-1 and Order Regarding Unpaid Fees.