Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (DeBN)

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington offers debtors the opportunity to receive court notices and orders via email, instead of U.S. Mail, through a program called "Debtor Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing" or "DeBN."

DeBN has lots of advantages!

  • FREE! There is no charge to register for DeBN or to receive and view notices sent to you by email.
  • FAST! You'll receive notices the same day they are filed by the court.
  • CONVENIENT! Access your notices anywhere you access your email.

The Bankruptcy Rules provide for a party to make a written request for delivery of notices via email, instead of U.S. Mail. Through the DeBN program, only notices and orders that have been filed by the court will be mailed to the debtor. Notices and orders generated by other parties (such as the trustee or creditors) will still be delivered through the US Mail, even if a debtor is participating in DeBN. A debtor requesting to participate in the DeBN program must complete and submit a Debtor's Electronic Noticing Rquest (DeBN) form with the court where their case is filed.

Note that DeBN is only available to debtors with a mailing address within the United States.

DeBN Overview
Requirements of the DeBN
How DeBN Email Works
DeBN Frequently Asked Questions
DeBN Request Form
DeBN Brochure