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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Operations


Public Notice 21-013 - General Order 21-05 Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency

Public Notice 21-009 - General Order 21-04 In Re: Procedures for Phased Reopening During COVID-19 Public Emergency Permitting Limited In-Person Court Hearings

Public Notice 21-007 - General Order 21-03 COVID-19 Public Emergency  - Reopening of All Intake Areas

Public Notice 21-004 - General Order 21-02 COVID-19 Public Emergency – Closure Of All Courthouses Until Further Notice

Per U.S. District Court Order 20-078, face coverings are required to be worn by all individuals within Court facilities.

The United States Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California continues to closely monitor the national, state, and local responses to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), following guidance provided by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local authorities.

  • Effective Monday, April 19, 2021, court buildings and courtrooms in all divisions may open to in-person visits.  The Intake areas of the Los Angeles, Riverside, Santa Ana, San Fernando Valley, and Northern Divisions remain open to the public to accept in-person filings.
  • Please call 855-460-9641 or use LiveChat for remote service M-F 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM excluding Federal Holidays.
  • Cash will not be accepted for payment of any filing fees. All fees must be paid with a U.S. postal money order or cashier’s check from an acceptable financial institution.
  • For instructions on appearing by phone to 341(a) meetings, click on the following EnglishSpanish
  • View individual judges’ instructions/procedures to see if you may appear in hearings telephonically or via Zoom.
  • See General Orders below for additional details.