Restrict / Redact Document (Motion)

Rev. 6/06/2018


11. U.S.C. § 107

Fed. R. Bankr. P. 9037



The court or the clerk does not make redactions to the affected record. Therefore, the movant should request permission to make the redactions and file the redacted document with the court and request the court instruct the clerk to restrict public access to the original document.




Docket Events:


[Bankruptcy> Motions/Applications> Restrict / Redact Document]

[Adversary> Motions> Restrict / Redact Document]




EE Cases

KMS Cases

NPO Cases

*Motion with Certificate of Service

*Motion with Certificate of Service

*Motion with Certificate of Service

**Filing Fee

**Filing Fee

**Filing Fee

Proposed Order

Proposed Order

Proposed Order


*Local Forms: Motion - MSSB-MRD and Order - MSSB-ORD


Local forms are not mandatory, and may be used at the discretion of filers.  However, local forms promote consistency and judicial efficiency.



The movant must serve the redaction request (motion) on:


  • the debtor;
  • any individual whose personal identifiers have been exposed;
  • case trustee (if any); and
  • U.S. Trustee



*Filing Fee


  • $25 redaction fee
  • Fee is applicable to both open and *closed cases and is due upon the filing of the motion.
  • The court may waive the  fee in appropriate circumstances.
  • The fee is for filing a motion to redact, per affected case.  Thus, if the redaction motion requests redaction of multiple records/documents in a single case, only one $25 fee is collected.


*It is not necessary to reopen a case when the sole purpose is to file a request to redact personal identifiers from the case record.  When a motion to reopen is filed, a reopening fee is not collected when the sole reason for reopening is redaction purposes.


Filing an Amended Motion

  1. File amended motion using the above docket event;

  2. In the receipt field enter the receipt number for the filing fee payment made for the original motion; and

  3. Select "Amended" from the drop-down prefix list.