Directly from: http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/debn-faqs
What is DeBN?
DEBTOR ELECTRONIC BANKRUPTCY NOTICING (DeBN) is a FREE and voluntary service that allows debtors to request delivery of orders and court-generated notices by email rather than by U.S. Mail at a mailing address.
How does DeBN work?
Debtor signs and files a Debtor’s Request to Activate Electronic Noticing (DeBN) form, the court registers the debtor for a DeBN account, the BNC sends a confirmation email to the debtor, and the debtor activates the account by clicking on a link in the confirmation email. Once a DeBN account is activated, all future orders and court-generated notices are sent to the debtor as a single PDF attachment to an email. A separate email is sent for each order or court-generated notice. PDF attachments exceeding 8 MB will be sent by U.S. mail to the debtor’s mailing address, as these orders and court-generated notices are too large to be sent by email. The DeBN account still remains active. There is no cost to view a PDF attachment and no limit to the number of times a PDF attachment can be viewed. The PDF attachment can be printed, saved to a computer, or retained for viewing any time.
Who is the BNC?
The BANKRUPTCY NOTICING CENTER (BNC) sends orders and court-generated notices from all bankruptcy courts to debtors and others parties in bankruptcy cases.
What are Orders and Court-Generated Notices?
Orders and court-generated notices are documents filed by bankruptcy courts. Here are some examples:
A debtor who requests DeBN consents to service by email of ONLY orders and court-generated notices. The BNC will send emails to debtors on behalf of the court.
No other parties are allowed to send documents to the debtor by email. All other parties, including creditors and trustees, must continue to serve documents upon the debtor according to court rules, i.e. by U.S. Mail, overnight mail, or personal delivery.
How do I request DeBN?
SIGN UP FOR DeBN - It’s easy!
Complete and file a Debtor’s Request to Update DeBN Account (DeBN) form if:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Locations
Los Angeles Division
255 E. Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012Santa Ana Division
411 West Fourth Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701-4593Northern Division
1415 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
3420 Twelfth Street
Riverside, CA 92501-3819San Fernando Valley Division
21041 Burbank Boulevard
Woodland Hills, California 91367*
You can also send the form to our office and we will file it on your behalf.
*This post is found on the Central District of California's bankruptcy court website at http://www.cacb.uscourts.gov/debn-faqs. .
Information for the Northern District of California can be found here: http://www.canb.uscourts.gov/debn