Monday, April 8, 2013

Copies of Closed Bankruptcy Case Files Available from Court's Archives

You may order copies of your closed bankruptcy case file from the Court's archives which are kept at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The archives for the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida which includes Miami are kept at the NARA's Southeast Region location in Atlanta.

You may order copies of case files by mail or fax by use of Form 90 which is available at the National Archive's website at You may also place your order online.

In order to place this order you will need the name of city in which the court is located and the case file number. You will also need to obtain the following from the Clerk of the Court: the transfer number, the location number, and the agency box number. These may be obtained for those case filed in the Southern District of Florida by calling the Bankruptcy Court's Clerk in Miami at (305) 714-1800.

You may order the entire contents of the case or a package of selected documents which contains the most commonly requested documents. You may also order these documents as certified or non-certified copies. Certified copies may be necessary if you desire to record them in the County's public records. Orders can be sent to you by overnight delivery for an extra charge or fax if the page count is less than 25 pages.

For further information you may contact the NARA at (404) 736-2900 or visit its websiteat