Official Bankruptcy Court Records & Bankruptcy Case Information

U.S. Records / Bankruptcy Division


FAQ page for additional Questions or contact us
Phone: (800) 988-2448 l Fax (480) 247-4500

Q: Can I walk into the courthouse and get my a copy of a bankruptcy case?

A: Yes! Just make sure you call ahead to get a page count of the bankruptcy file, so you will know the cost. The Clerk accepts money order/cashier checks, only. The price of the file will depend on the page count.

Q: Where can I get a certificate proving i never filed bankruptcy?

​A:  You can get a bankruptcy background search with a certificate of verifiable proof of no filings (or depending what the search results confirm)

Q: Why did they dispose of bankruptcy documents for 2005 and prior? 

A:  The older bankruptcy documents contained more personal information than the 2005 or after documents. They took them off the database, sent them as hard copies, to one of the eleven NARA warehouses. The chapter 12 bankruptcy files were not disposed of, and some of the bankruptcy documents might still be available. This is why you are ask to call, before placing your order for any filings prior to 2005.

Q: How can I get find bankruptcy case number and discharge date?
A: The case number and discharge date can be found on the bankruptcy paperwork your attorney gave you at the beginning and end of your bankruptcy. It can also be found on your docket, as well as discharge record.

U.S. Records issues official copies of personal and corporate bankruptcy court records from the United States Federal District Courts. Orders placed online are processed and sent via email, within 1-2 hours. If the bankruptcy being ordered was filed before 2005, verifying the availability of the case by calling the service center, or utilizing the chat window below, is recommended.

​​​Under U.S. Records § code you may be eligible to get copies of your Bankruptcy Discharge Records at no cost. For the qualifying criteria, see link for Free Bankruptcy Discharge

*Corporate bankruptcy cases will need to be ordered through a Clerk, by calling (800) 988-2448.


Official Bankruptcy Court Records & Bankruptcy Paperwork


Q: Is this website a government ran website?

A. No, this website a retrieval service for federal court records, and provides non-bankruptcy certificates.

Q: Where can I get a copy of my bankruptcy records free?
The Attorney may keep copies of Bankruptcy Papers. However Attorney's are not required to keep bankruptcy filings.  This does depend on each attorney. The Discharge records are free if the bankruptcy discharged less than 30 calendar days from today if ordered on this website. "Free Bankruptcy Papers"

Q. How can I get a copy of Corporate bankruptcy files?
All Corporation and Business Files, may be ordered by calling the U.S. Records, Service Center, due to the size of the file.

Q. Creditors collection on debts included in an old bankruptcy?
Bankruptcy records use to be kept indefinitely until 2015. Laws have now changed to keep bankruptcy files for only 20 years. This has caused a problem, with what is refereed to as "zombie" debt. Visit the credit page.

Q. Are bankruptcy files public?​

A.If you file bankruptcy, It becomes public record, and will be in the "public record" section of your credit report.   

Q. Where can I get Old Bankruptcy Papers?

A.If you filed bankruptcy in 2004 or prior, your records are limited, and may not be available to order electronically. Call (800) 988-2448 to check the availability prior to ordering your records, if this applies to you. The records may be available through NARA.(a government agency) We do not work in conjunction with NARA or any of its representatives. However, we can assist you in the ordering process. U.S. Records fee's to assist in the retrieval process of obtaining bankruptcy paperwork from NARA, depends on the time involved and cost involved for U.S. Records, plus NARA's fees



All Personal and Corporate Bankruptcy Documents, are electronically sent via email, normally within *1-2 hours. Bankruptcy documents issued are copies of the original documents filed by the attorney or Trustee residing over the case. All documents are compliant with all lenders including, but not limited to mortgage lenders, auto/bank loans, title companies, SBA loans, creditors, credit reporting agency requirements, job applications and legal matters.

​Under U.S. Records §code you may be eligible to receive copies of your Bankruptcy Discharge Records free. See if you qualify FREE Bankruptcy Discharge Papers

Have you been contacted by a creditor, collecting on an old bankrupt debt?  Click Here

Forms to file a new bankruptcy without an attorney. Click Here

For proof of no bankruptcy or insolvency report for a due diligence report, other known as a declaration of "Non-Bankruptcy Certificate" Click Here

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