How do I apply for a bankruptcy notice?

If someone owes you or your company more than $5000, you may be able to apply for a bankruptcy notice[?] . This is a formal demand for payment based on a final judgment[?] or order.

The final judgment must be for more than $5000 and no more than 6 years old.
For more information see: Judgments & orders.

Before you apply

Before you apply, we recommend you search the National Personal Insolvency Index (NPII)[?] to confirm the person is not already bankrupt or involved in a debt agreement[?] or personal insolvency agreement[?].

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How to apply

You must register to use our online services to apply for a bankruptcy notice.

Creditor bankruptcy notices


You must pay the application fee when applying for a bankruptcy notice. Extensions of time to serve a bankruptcy notice require an additional fee.

Need more information?

For more information see: Frequently asked questions about bankruptcy notices.

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