Bankruptcy Filing Locations
The San Francisco Bay Area is located in the Northern District of California District. We have three ‘divisional’ courts to choose from when filing: San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose. These courts cover bankruptcy filings for the United States Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of California.
The proper court for your case is usually determined by your residence address.
The Northern District of California covers the geographic area along the coast from Del Norte County in the north to Monterey County in the south. Normally it is easy to tell where your bankruptcy case is going to be filed. If you live in a coastal or near-coastal county in Northern California your case should be filed in either Oakland, San Francisco, or San Jose.
Although many people living in Solano County work in the Bay Area, we are currently unable to file these cases in the Bay Area (Northern District) bankruptcy courts.
The bankruptcy court has prepared a helpful map to help people figure out where they need to file. For reference I have included a copy of the map in this article.
If you live in one of the counties on this map, we would be happy to help you file for bankruptcy protection; if you live outside of this map, please give us a call anyway. We may be able to help you find an equally helpful bankruptcy attorney local to your area.