Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, serving the counties of Bronx, Dutchess, New York, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, and Westchester, with concurrent jurisdiction over Greene and Ulster. We have courthouses in Manhattan, Poughkeepsie, and White Plains.


Court Locations

One Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004-1408

355 Main Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

300 Quarropas Street
Room 248
White Plains, NY 10601

Mission Statement

The purpose of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is to provide, economically, a fair, consistent, and effective forum for the protection and marshaling of assets, the discharge or adjustment of debts, and timely distribution of property or securities, in accordance with applicable law.

News & Announcements

Recall of Connecticut Bankruptcy Judge Alan H.W. Shiff

The current term of office of Judge Alan H.W. Shiff, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of Connecticut, is due to expire on March 19, 2015. The Judicial Council of the Second Circuit is considering recalling Judge Shiff to another two-year term of office and has determined that he appears to merit recall reappointment subject to public notice and opportunity for public comment.

ATTENTION: Pay.gov duplicate charges on 9/16

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, some filing fees paid through Pay.gov were inadvertently charged twice for a single transaction. Upon detection of the error, steps were immediately taken to correct and reverse these transactions. If you incurred an overdraft fee or any related charges due to this error, please contact the Pay.gov Customer Support line at 1-800-624-1373 to be reimbursed for those costs.


The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and forms, and requested that the proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment. The proposed amendments, Rules Committee reports explaining the proposed changes, and other information are posted on the judiciary’s website at http://www.uscourts.gov/RulesAndPolicies/rules/proposed-amendments.aspx.

Notice of Fee Changes Effective June 1, 2014


The Judicial Conference of the United States recently approved several changes to the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule (28 U.S.C. § 1930). The changes effective June 1, 2014 are:

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