Welcome to the official website for the United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama. We have offices in Birmingham, Anniston, Decatur and Tuscaloosa.
PUBLIC NOTICE - Position Announcement:
APPOINTMENT TO THE PANEL OF CHAPTER 7 TRUSTEES
The U.S. Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama is seeking resumes from persons wishing to be considered for appointment to the panel of trustees who administer cases filed under chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code. The appointment is for the chapter 7 cases filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama and is typically heard in Decatur, Florence and Huntsville, Alabama. Chapter 7 trustees receive compensation and reimbursement for expenses, in each case in which they serve, pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 326 and § 330. Click here for full details.
Effective March 13, 2023, the Bankruptcy Administrator will resume its designation of individual chapter 7 and chapter 13 cases for audit. These audits previously had been suspended in March 2020 due to public health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bankruptcy Administrator Program’s resumption of debtor audits is made in conjunction with the U.S. Trustee Program. Questions regarding the resumption of debtor audits may be directed to the Bankruptcy Administrator.
Notice of telephonic 341 Meetings - Beginning the week of March 23, 2020, all First Meeting of Creditors (Section 341) meetings will be conducted by phone only, and not in person. For additional assistance, you may contact counsel for the debtor.
Notice of Change to Quarterly Fees: The Bankruptcy Administration Improvement Act of 2020, Pub. L. No. 116-325, enacted on January 12, 2021, temporarily amended the calculation of chapter 11 quarterly fees for calendar quarters beginning April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025. Under this amendment, the quarterly fee payable for a calendar quarter shall be the greater of: (1) 0.4% of disbursements or $250 for each quarter in which disbursements total less than $1,000,000, and (2) 0.8% of disbursements but not more than $250,000 for each quarter in which disbursements total at least $1,000,000. The following table displays the disbursement ranges and quarterly fees under the amended quarterly fee schedule for calendar quarters beginning April 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025.
The attached quarterly fee schedule is applicable to all Chapter 11 cases pending on April 1, 2021 or filed thereafter.
|TOTAL QUARTERLY DISBURSEMENTS||QUARTERLY FEE|
|$0 to $62,624||$250|
|$62,625 to $999,999||0.4% of quarterly disbursements|
|$1,000,000 to $31,249,937||0.8% of quarterly disbursements|
|$31,249,938 or more||$250,000|
1800 5th Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Office: (205) 714-3830
Fax: (205) 909-9435
2005 University Boulevard
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Office: (205) 561-1690
Fax: (205) 561-1694
1100 Gurnee Avenue
Anniston, Alabama 36201
Office: (256) 741-1540
Fax: (256) 741-1522
400 Well Street
Decatur, AL 35602
Office: (256) 340-2740
Fax: (256) 584-7940
PO Box 3045
Decatur, AL 35602
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