Rules, Procedures, and Other Filing Information

Index to General Procedure Orders

Following are General Procedure Orders ("GPO") issued by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.

GPO 2014-4(b) - In the Matter of Fee Waiver Requests and Additional Delegation to the Clerk of the Court.

GPO 2014-4(a) - In the Matter of Installment Payment Requests and Additional Delegation to the Clerk of the Court.

GPO 2014-3 - In the Matter of Suspending Notice Requirements Under Local Bankruptcy Rule 5010-1 for Motions to Reopen to File Certification of Completion of Financial Management Course. This GPO suspends the notice requirements for motions to reopen when the motion's sole purpose is to file the certification of completion of the financial management course.

GPO 2014-2 - In the Matter of Chapter 7 Trustees' Motions to Sell Under 11 U.S.C. § 363(f) Requiring a Filing Fee. This GPO provides that a chapter 7 trustee without liquid assets in the estate to pay the Section 363(f) filing fee when the motion to sell is filed will be allowed until as soon as practicable after closing to remit the applicable fee to the court.

GPO 2014-1 - In the Matter of General Procedure Orders Incorporated Into Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules Effective January 1, 2014. This order vacates as superseded GPOs that are now incorporated into the most recent amendments to the Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendices.

GPO 2013-6 - In the Matter of Adopting Amended Local Bankruptcy Rules, Forms and Appendices.

GPO 2013-3 - In the Matter of Substituting a Revised Version of the Reaffirmation Cover Sheet for Local Bankruptcy Form 4008-1.1. This Order adopts the new national reaffirmation agreement cover sheet in place of our Local Bankruptcy Form 4008-1.1. The national form was modified slightly to incorporate information from our former form regarding bankruptcy or insolvency defaults.

Administrative Order of the Chief Judge 2013-3 - In the Matter of the United States Trustee's Motion for Omnibus Order Staying Deadlines in Light of Lapse of Appropriations. Please see the Administrative Order and the United States Trustee's Motion addressing how certain deadlines in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings will be extended during and following the lapse in appropriations funding the Department of Justice.

Administrative Order of the Chief Judge 2013-1 - In the Matter of the Continued use of Official Stamps Bearing the Name Bradford L. Bolton, Clerk Commencing January 4, 2013, Kelly J. Sweeney shall serve as Acting Clerk, pending the official appointment of the new Bankruptcy Clerk of Court. The Court shall use official stamps bearing the name Bradford L. Bolton, Clerk, with the same force and effect as if the stamp said Kelly J. Sweeney, Acting Clerk.

GPO 2013-2 - In the Matter of Chapter 13 Fee General Procedure Order. This Order raises the presumptively reasonable fee allowance to $3600 as a total fee through confirmation (not including expense) as contemplated by L.B.R. 2016-3. It applies to cases filed on and after April 1, 2013.

GPO 2013-1 - In the Matter of Adoption of Revisions to Certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms (Chapter 11). Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071, Rule 83 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and Rule 9029 of the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure this General Procedure Order is adopted to make revisions to certain Local Bankruptcy Rules (L.B.R.) and Local Bankruptcy Forms (L.B.Forms), and add to the L.B.R., pending their formal adoption. This GPO will be effective February 1, 2013, it covers minor revisions to the Local Bankruptcy Rules dealing with Chapter 11 cases and creates a new rule and form when receivers are involved. The Judges welcome your comments, please send your feedback to webmaster@cob.uscourts.gov (Vacated by GPO 2014-1; incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

GPO 2012-6 - In the Matter of Adoption of Revisions to Certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms (Chapter 13 Plan Form) Effective February 1, 2013. This General Procedure Order makes primarily cosmetic formatting changes to allow the form plan to be mailed on fewer pages. There are some areas with substantial language changes which are in the highlighted version (click here to view the PDF); the new form plan is available in Word (view plan form in MS Word). The Judges welcome your comments on the new form plan, please send your feedback to webmaster@cob.uscourts.gov. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1; incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

GPO 2012-5 - In the Matter of Adopting Interim Rule 1007-1. This administrative General Procedure Order adopts the changes to the Interim Fed.R.Bankr.P. 1007-1 that was amended to conform to the new time periods and to correct an inconsistency created by the 2010 amendment to that rule.

GPO 2012-4 - In the Matter of Electronic Processing of Installment Fee Payments in Attorney Filed Cases. Consistent with the mandatory electronic filing requirements of L.B.R. 5005-4, this General Procedure Order clarifies that mandatory electronic filers also are required to process fee payments through the electronic filing system. Please remember that the Court will only accept the efiling attorney or the law firm's credit card to process the payments. Effective December 17, 2012, this applies to all installment payments due or to be made in any cases filed by efiling attorneys, please contact the ECF Training Team with questions. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R.)

GPO 2012-3 - Makes an electronic filing attorney's master address the official address of record in open cases, unless a case specific change of address is filed in a case pursuant to LBR 9010-1(a)(2). (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

GPO 2012-2 - Revision of Local Bankruptcy Rule 9070-1(a)(3) to reconcile its application with appellate court rules or procedures. This modification requires that exhibits be retained and provided to any appellate court according to that court's rules or procedures. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

GPO 2012-1 - Reassignment of Additional 3018 Cases to Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas Kiel. General Procedure Order 2012-1 (GPO) contains the list of all cases reassigned from Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Sally Zeman to Douglas Kiel effective February 1, 2012 and the administrative procedure to effectuate the change.

GPO 2011-1 - Addition of Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Douglas Kiel and reassignment of approximately 2000 confirmed Chapter 13 cases. General Procedure Order 2011-1 (GPO) contains the list of all cases reassigned from Standing Chapter 13 Trustee Sally Zeman to Douglas Kiel effective October 1, 2011 and the administrative procedure to effectuate the change.

AOCJ 2011-2 - In the Matter of Court Operations During Appropriations Lapse. The attached administrative order establishes that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court will continue to operate if there is a lapse in appropriations.

GPO 2010-2 - In the Matter of Exception to Paper Service Upon the United States Trustee of Motions for Relief from the Automatic Stay and Responses Thereto. As a result of this GPO, service upon the United States Trustee of the motion for relief from stay or any response thereto is completed by the electronic filing of the motion or response in the Court's Electronic Case Filing System. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

GPO 2010-1 - In the Matter of Adoption of Revisions to Certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms. Minor corrections and clarifications have been made to certain Local Bankruptcy Rules and Forms, effective July 1, 2010. The GPO contains a list of the rules and forms modified.

GPO 2009-5 - In the Matter of Mandatory Electronic Filing for Certain Creditors and Their Agents Filing Proofs of Claim or Interest. This General Procedure Order requires creditors and their agents who file with the Clerk, on average, one or more proofs of claim per week to file them electronically. (Vacated by GPO 2014-1 as it is incorporated into L.B.R. effective 1/1/2014)

GPO 2009-4 - In the Matter of Chapter 13 Fee General Procedure Order. Pursuant to L.B.R. 2016-3, this General Procedure Order establishes the presumptively reasonable fee allowance of $3300 for cases filed on and after December 1, 2009.

GPO 2009-3 - In the Matter of Obsolete General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders of the Court. This General Procedure Order vacates those General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders that are now obsolete, superseded, inconsistent with current rules or otherwise no longer serve any useful purpose or benefit to the administration of bankruptcy cases. It also reassigns a naming and numbering system for those General Procedure Orders and Standing Orders that are being retained. All of the orders designated as "GPOs" under the new system are attached to GPO 2009-3.

Although this GPO, 2007-2, is retained as part of GPO 2009-3, it is included on this page for ease of reference and format.
GPO 2007-2    EXHIBIT A  EXHIBIT B  EXHIBIT C  EXHIBIT D (Click here for Word and WordPerfect Formats) - In the Matter of Procedures for Fee Applications in Chapter 13 Cases. This GPO sets the new presumptive fee, required services and corresponding forms for fee applications in Chapter 13 cases.


*The General Procedure Orders posted on this Court's Web Page are the only GPO's which apply to practitioners and other members of the public. All other General Procedure Orders affect internal Court operations and do not directly affect practitioners and members of the general public.