Notice of Claims Transfer Fee

Monday, April 22, 2013

United States Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Alabama

Notice of Claims Transfer Fee to Take Effect May 1, 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 Judicial Conference Committees with jurisdiction over bankruptcy fees recognized the impact a transfer of a claim has on the workload of the bankruptcy courts, including impact on court time and resources. Bankruptcy Rule 3001(e) requires the clerk of court to notice a transferred claim, and provides additional notice and hearing requirements if an objection to a transfer is made.

The fee will be assessed by bankruptcy courts upon the filing of the claim transfer, whether filed by a transferee or transferor. It will apply to partial claims transfers as well. In the event multiple claims transfers are filed at one time by one entity (claims upload or batch filing), the $25 fee will be charged for each individual claim transferred.

The fee must be paid by credit card or ACH debit card when filing the claims transfer in CM/ECF. An entity that handles claims transfers must ensure that the individual filing a transfer is authorized to pay this fee electronically by credit card or ACH debit card. Please review our

Credit Card Payment Instructions for information on paying filing fees electronically through pay.gov.

Entities that transfer claims should be aware that courts may be reviewing user accounts, account access, and the number of accounts authorized for a particular entity in anticipation of this fee.

For questions regarding this fee, please email us at ecftrain@alnb.uscourts.gov.