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How to File a Claim

To file a claim for a case in the Central District of California, complete a proof of claim form (see below).  Do not include any personal identifiers on the form. In compliance with Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037 a filing (any document or attachment to a document) made with the Court must not contain certain information, including (1) an individual's social security number, (2) a taxpayer identification number, (3) an individual's birth date, (4) the name of a minor, or (5) a financial account number.

Such information must removed or edited. The document shall only contain:

  1. The last four digits of the social security number and taxpayer-identification number

  2. The year of the individual's birth

  3. The minor's initials

  4. The last four digits of the financial account number

The party filing a document is responsible for redaction. The Clerk's Office does not review documents filed with the court for compliance with this rule.



If mailing your claim form, send it to the office where the case was filed.


Los Angeles
United States Bankruptcy Court
Edward R. Roybal Courthouse
255 E. Temple Street, Room 940
Los Angeles, CA 90012-1576
Santa Ana
United States Bankruptcy Court
Ronald Reagan Federal Building
411 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4593
United States Bankruptcy Court
3420 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501-3819
San Fernando Valley
United States Bankruptcy Court
21041 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA 91367-6608
Santa Barbara
United States Bankruptcy Court
1415 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2511