CM/ECF, VCIS, PACER and E-Filing Proof of Claim will be off-line starting at 6:00 pm on Monday, November 30, 2015 until 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 to enable our staff to make the necessary system changes to comply with the new forms.

Thanksgiving Holiday: The United States Bankruptcy Court and Clerk's Office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26th and 27th, 2015 in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday.  Electronic filing will remain available.

Court Location

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
Southern District of Iowa
110 East Court Avenue, Suite 300
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

(515) 284-6230

Hours and Directions »

Attention Debtors

DeBN (Debtor Electronic Bankrupty Noticing)

Request email delivery of court notices and orders.

Easy • Fast • Convenient • Free

Click here for more information »

News & Announcements


Bankruptcy Forms Modernization
Effective 12/1/2015


Phone Scam Targets Bankruptcy Filers -
If attorneys or their clients suspect that a phone scam is occurring they should contact the Iowa Attorney General's Consumer Protection Division


The judges of the Eighth Circuit invite you to attend the 2016 Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers Arkansas, May 3-5, 2016