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Emergency Filing Procedures

The clerk's office is open for business Monday - Friday from 8am to 4pm to accommodate filings.  If CM/ECF is inaccessible, an Electronic Filing User’s system is inoperable, or an emergency requires the paper filing of a document outside of normal business hours, the filer may send email to  The subject line should read, "Emergency Filing Request."  Include your name, phone number, and nature of your emergency.  Documents attached to the email will only be used as reference to determine the nature of the emergency and are not considered filed with the court.  
If the filing is deemed an emergency, a deputy clerk will arrange to receive the required documents for the case filing.  Any required fees are due within 24 hours of the time of filing and must be paid in the form of cash, money order or cashier's check.

If filing pro se, the clerk's office now offers Electronic Self-Representation (eSR), which allows pro se filers to file a chapter 7 or 13 petition electronically.