Public Notices

Due to the circumstances created by COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of court personnel and the public, the Clerk's Office has taken steps to minimize the public's need to personally visit the Clerk's Office.  For example, many filings and payments can be made by mail, electronically and through use of a lock box that has been installed in the lobby of each courthouse.  The public may use the lock box that has been installed to submit documents for filing.  Filing fees, others fees and installment payments in the form of a certified check or money order payable to "Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court" may also be placed in the lock box.  Cash is not accepted in the lock box.  The lock box is accessible during building hours.

We recommend that you CALL the Clerk's Office at the numbers set forth below BEFORE coming to the courthouse to see if one of the alternatives to a personal visit is available to you.  If you must visit the Clerk's Office, the counter is open to the public Monday - Friday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Instructions for using the lock boxes are available here:  Albany; Syracuse; Utica.

Courthouse Location

Clerk's Office Telephone
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building Hours
Monday - Friday
Albany (518) 257-1661 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Syracuse (315) 295-1600 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Utica (315) 793-8101 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Courthouse Information and Protocol

General District Order #61 in re Coronavirus COVID-19 Public Emergency Order concerning Face Masks/Coverings in Public Areas of NDNY Courthouses (posted/effective 5/18/2020)

Notice of Change of Clerk's Office Public Counter Access (posted 3/20/2020)

Hearings and Appearances

Administrative Order 20-03 in re Court Proceedings during COVID-19 Public Health Crisis (posted 3/17/2020)

Amended Administrative Order 20-06 Re: Information for Telephonic Appearances Before Judge Robert E. Littlefield, Jr. - Albany Division Only (posted 8/14/2020)

Notice of Information for Telephonic Appearances through CourtCall - Utica Divison Only (posted 8/4/2020)

Notice of Information for Telephonic Appearances through AT&T Conference Call Feature - Syracuse Division Only (revised 10/29/2020)
Please call in not more than 5 minutes before calendar is scheduled to begin as calling in earlier may throw others off the line and terminate the conference call before it begins. 

Remote Appearances via ZoomGov

Clerk of Court's Notice to Public and Bar Re: ZoomGov

Tips and Best Practices

Procedures and Guides for Remote Appearances Using ZoomGov

Case Administration

U.S. Trustee's Notice re: 341 meetings in chapters 7, 12, and 13 Cases (updated 8/29/2020)

Administrative Order 20-04 in re Adoption of Amended Interim Bankruptcy Rule 1020 (posted 4/28/2020)

Administrative Order 20-05 in re Case Administration under the CARES Act (posted 5/26/2020)

Notice suspending Local Bankruptcy Rule 9013-1(h) (posted 3/24/2020)

U.S. Trustee's Notice re: 341 meetings in chapters 7, 12, and 13 Cases (posted 3/17/2020)