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How Email Noticing Works


Email Transmission  Email Format  Requirements  Redundant Mode  Name & Address Matching 

Email Transmission

The BNC will transmit emails each evening. Emails contain a link to one or more PDFs. The following guidelines apply to Email Link:

  1. You have an opportunity to view and print PDFs without cost. If you prefer to save or print the file, you must do so on your first use of the link.

    It is the policy of the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts that you have only one opportunity to use this link. If you try to use the link a second time, you will be redirected to the court's fee-based electronic access service. There will be a cost of 10 cents per page to view and print.
  2. If the notices are not downloaded within 30 days, the free notice will not be available. You will be redirected to access the court's fee-based electronic public access service to view the notice.
  3. Not all notices you receive in a case are processed through the BNC.

Email Link Format

Email Link recipients can select one of the following options:

  • Option 1: One email containing a link to a single PDF file. This PDF file contains multiple notices (example: 20 notices in 1 PDF file). This option will be used if no option is selected on the Noticing Agreement.
    (click here to see example)
  • Option 2: An email for each notice with one link to a PDF file (example: 20 notices are sent as 20 emails, each email with one link).
    (click here to see example)
  • Option 3: An email containing multiple links to PDF files. Each link contains one notice (example: 20 notices have 20 individual links).
    (click here to see example)

Each email will be formatted as follows:

  1. A subject header containing the BNC email serial number and your Noticing ID number. The serial number increases each time you are sent a message in order to help you determine that you have received all of your emails.
  2. Text that describes the number of notices and total notice pages.
  3. Text that shows the name & address of the recipient, case number, court form code, originating court and title of document filed for each notice.


  1. PDF requirement
    It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader software. If you do not have this software, you can download it free of charge »here«.
  2. Noticing Agreement After completing our online Noticing Agreement Sign Up process, you must sign and mail the agreement to the BNC to begin service. Mail to:

    Bankruptcy Noticing Center
    45479 Holiday Drive
    Sterling, VA 20166-9411
    If you require help, you may call our toll-free support number:

    Weekdays 9am-5pm EST.

Redundant Mode

  1. Email Link service will begin approximately two weeks after you complete and return the Noticing Agreement.
  2. During the first 30 days of Email Link service, the BNC also will mail a paper copy so that you can confirm the process is working properly. The "redundant mode" begins from the date the BNC sets up your service, not the date of your first EBN notice.
  3. After 30 days, all notices processed by the court will be only available through Email Link. Call the BNC at 877-837-3424 if you have other specific needs.

Name and Address Matching

When you complete the Noticing Agreement, you must supply the BNC with all names and addresses for which you want court notices to be sent electronically, plus any name or address variations that appear on notices you currently receive from the bankruptcy courts. The BNC name and address matching process follows:

  1. The BNC sends a notice electronically when the names and addresses listed on your Noticing Agreement match a name and address provided in the bankruptcy court mailing matrix.
  2. If the recipient name and address in the court's mailing matrix do not match any names or addresses on the Noticing Agreement, the BNC will mail the notice through the U.S. Postal Service.
  3. For details and examples of the EBN Name & Address Matching process, »click here«.