Declaring bankruptcy

Declaring bankruptcy may stop court-ordered levies

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What is bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy is a legal process that helps protect people who have more debts than they can pay

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How do I file for bankruptcy?

You must file for bankruptcy with the federal bankruptcy court. Click here for more information

How do I check the status of my bankruptcy filing?

To check a bankruptcy filing status, please call the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's Voice Case Information System at (888) 457-0604

How may I stop levies after declaring bankruptcy?

Once you file your bankruptcy petition, you or your attorney will receive a court-issued Notice of Bankruptcy. Please immediately notify the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office of your bankruptcy filing to prevent further enforcement action.

Bring your Notice of Bankruptcy to:

San Francisco Sheriff’s Office
Civil Unit
One Dr Carlton B Goodlett Place,
Room 456
San Francisco, CA 94102

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office cannot provide legal advice. If you have a legal problem, we suggest contacting an attorney. 

CA Business & Professions Code Section 6125

Government Code 24004