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Online Payments for Self-Represented Litigants


Self-Represented Litigants (SRL) may make online payments directly to the court for a limited  list of services. Online payment of court filing fees is limited to the following and may now be paid online using ($1.00 minimum required):

  • installment payments after first initial payment (Chapters 7 and 13 only)
  • certifications, and
  • copies
Credit card payments are not accepted. 

Acceptable payment methods include:

  • Bank Account (ACH)
  • account

Do not use this online payment service to pay Chapter 13 plan payments to the trustee, court ordered fees, or Chapter 11 quarterly fees. 

Registered CM/ECF users must continue to submit payment through the ECF system for all services that may be paid using CM/ECF. 

NOTE: You must be able to describe the document and the total amount you are paying (e.g., case number, style, and document number). A separate form must be used for each case number. If you do not know the detailed information described above, contact the Clerk’s Office by phone at 855-460-9641 or chat.

Warning: See filing fees for amount applicable for any payment returned or denied for insufficient funds, or reversed due to a chargeback.

To make an online payment to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Central District of California, use the button below to link to the page. In addition to your online payment, you MUST submit your copy or certified copy request to the

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View instructions for online payments

Copy Request Form

When paying for fees, please contact the Help Desk at (855) 460-9641 or the Court’s online chat M-F* between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm PDT, to verify the fee amount.

* Closed on Federal Holidays

Please note: Services will not be completed until after the payment is processed. Services will only be provided during business hours between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm PDT. (Please allow approximately 3-5 business days from payment to receipt of service.) Visit the court’s intake department for urgent requests.

Example of ACH payment timing: 

  Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Before 5:55 pm PDT payment #1 submitted payment #1 settled      
After 5:55 pm PDT payment #2 submitted   payment #2 settled