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Court Locations

United States Bankruptcy Court
Middle District of Tennessee
701 Broadway, Room 170
Nashville, TN 37203

(unstaffed office)
Federal Building and Courthouse
815 South Garden St.
Columbia, TN 38401

(unstaffed office)
L. Clure Morton Post Office and Courthouse
9 E Broad St.
Cookeville, TN 38503

Attention Creditors

Job Opportunities

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court is seeking applicants for a full-time
Administrative Paralegal to a Federal Bankruptcy Judge. Applications

must be received by April 15, 2020 but will remain open until filled.
View details HERE.

Year-to-date Bankruptcies: 2098

On The Docket:


News & Announcements

Thu, 10/17/2019

Proposed Interim Rule and Official Form Amendments for Public Comment in Response to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019



On August 23, 2019, the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019, P.L. 116-54 (SBRA) was enacted into law  (see pdf). The SBRA creates a new subchapter V of chapter 11 for the reorganization of small business debtors. It does not repeal existing chapter 11 provisions regarding small business debtors, but instead creates an alternative procedure that small business debtors may elect to use. The effective date of the SBRA is February 19, 2020.


The proposed SBRA form changes and interim rules are open for public comment for a period of four weeks, starting on October 16, 2019. Information on how to submit comments can be found on the “Proposed Amendments for Public Comment” page (under the category, “October 16 Package”) of the Courts’ public website at: https://www.uscourts.gov/rules-policies/proposed-amendments-published-public-commentThe public comment period will close on November 13, 2019.

Wed, 04/17/2019

New Procedure & Forms 
Motions to Extend the Stay Beyond 30 Days in Chapter 13 Cases (Effective for Chapter 13 Cases filed on or after 5/1/2019). Click here for Administrative Order and Exhibits (Forms).

How To File Instructions (PDF)

During the course of a bankruptcy case or proceeding, bankruptcy court notices are mailed by the Bankruptcy Noticing Center (BNC) on behalf of the court. The BNC, which is operated by a private contractor, provides notice production and mailing services for the court, but THE BNC IS NOT THE COURT.
Documents related to a bankruptcy case or Proceeding should be sent directly to the court.