How do I pay my bankruptcy filing fee to the Court?
Short answer: pay by phone or pay in person at the bankruptcy court.
When I meet with new bankruptcy clients I always give them a few documents that explain several things. I get asked a lot of repeat questions and most of the answers to these questions can be found on the documents I give to my clients. One of those questions that I get frequently is how do I pay my filing fee?
There are two ways to pay your filing fee:
1. Pay by Phone
You can call the Court on the phone and pay by debit card. The Bankruptcy Court phone number is 801-524-6687.
2. Pay in Person at the Court
You can go to the Courthouse and pay in person. The Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s office is located on the 3rd floor. The address is listed below.
Frank E. Moss, U.S. Courthouse
350 South Main Street, #301
Salt Lake City, Utah 84101
I always tell my clients that it is their responsibility to pay the filing fee. If you do not pay the filing fee on time then the Court will dismiss your case. Once your case is dismissed you can file again but your attorney might ask for more fees because it will take him more work. You will also have to pay the filing fee in full again.
It is your responsibility—not your attorney's—to pay the filing fee. Save yourself, and your attorney, a headache and pay your filing fee on time.
Posted by Sean Wood