Certificate of Service

Official Procedure Last Change March 3, 2014

Certificate of Service

How to file:

Location of event: Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous > Certificate of Service

Things to be aware of when filing: This event should not be used to certify service of a summons for an adversary proceeding or an involuntary case. See separate procedures for:  Service of Adversary Summons   Involuntary Summons Certificate of Service

General Information

A filing party is required to show to the Court that proper service was made on all parties of interest to the pleading being filed.  View instructions for determining who will receive electronic notice of your filing, and how to generate mailing labels via ECF  View instructions on proper service of pleadings in contested matters
The court may refuse consideration of or strike any pleading or paper for which a certificate of service has not been filed or which lacks the information listed below.

Filing requirements

Step-by-Step Instructions

1. Log into CM/ECF.

2. Select Bankruptcy > Miscellaneous.

3. Enter case number (in the format xx-xxxxx) and click Next.

4. Select Certificate of Service from the event list and click Next.

5. Check box if jointly filing with another attorney. Click Next.

6. If you indicated that you are filing jointly with other attorney(s), select additional attorney(s) and click Next.

Note: You cannot add attorneys. Only attorneys who have previously entered an appearance will be available for selection.

7. Select the party filer. If the party is not listed, or cannot be selected, view instructions on adding a new party. Click Next.

Note: The "Attorney/Party Association” screen may appear. If your party selection was correct, check the box to create an association and click Next.

8. Browse to attach the document to be filed (pdf file). Click Next.

9. At the category selection screen, click Next.

10. Select the document to which the Certificate of Service relates then click Next.
11. Radio buttons may appear, depending on what type of document you related the Certificate of Service to. If so, select the appropriate radio button and click Next.

12. Select prefix text, if applicable, and click Next.

13. Verify final docket text. If correct, click Next to submit.

Note: The Notice of Electronic Filing displays giving you the document number. Copies of this notice are immediately e-mailed to all participants who receive electronic notification in the case.