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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

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Year-to-date Bankruptcies: 989

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News & Announcements

Mon, 11/11/2019

During periods of inclement weather, the Clerk's Office may need to reduce business hours or on-site staff. This may include early closings, delayed openings, in-office staff being reduced to a skeletal crew, or in extreme weather, the Clerk's Office being closed for an entire day.  

Whenever the Clerk's Office is not open or staffed at normal levels during business hours, a number for emergency matters will be listed on the voicemail message at the Clerk's Office main line, 615-736-5584.


Mon, 02/17/2020

Due to system maintenance, ECF and the Exhibits Application (EESA) will be unavailable on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 7:00 pm CST to 10:00 pm CST. We apologize for any inconvenience.


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.

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.


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