Waive Chapter 7 Filing Fee (Application)

Rev. 1/15/2019




Court may waive filing fee when chapter 7 individual debtor:


  • has income less than 150 percent of the poverty see poverty guidelines last published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services ( DHHS) applicable to a family of the size involved; and

  • is unable to pay that fee in installments.


The debtor may request the court waive the chapter 7 filing fee by filing an application that conforms substantially to Official Form 103B Application to Have the Chapter 7 Filing Fee Waived.


Note:  Note:  An order waiving the chapter 7 filing fee does not forgive other bankruptcy court fees.  The debtor must request the court waive additional bankruptcy court fees by filing a motion and proposed order.  


Debtor Converts to another Chapter

  • If the debtor's case converts to another chapter, the debtor must pay the full filing fee required for that chapter.
  • The proposed conversion order should give the debtor a reasonable time to either pay the filing fee in full or begin making installment payments.  



Docket Event:

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EE Cases

KMS Cases

NPO Cases

Application (Official Form 103B)

Application (Official Form 103B)

Application (Official Form 103B)

Set for Hearing



Proposed Order

Proposed Order

Proposed Order