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Application for Search of Bankruptcy Records


The Certification on whether a specified individual or business was or still is in bankruptcy can be requested in the following manner: in person, online, or by mail. A fee of $46.00[1] is charged per individual or business that is searched. 

Issuance of the Certification $12.00
Plus: Search Fee $34.00
Total $46.00

Instructions on requesting the certification:

ONLINE. Click here to apply online. You will be directed to to make the payment once you have submitted the online application. Only credit card payments are accepted using this method.The certificate will be sent to the email you provide. Please allow up to 2 business days from receipt of payment to receive the certification. Check your junk or spam folder before calling us at 787-977-6000 if not received. 

You must have Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader installed in your PC in order to view the certificate.  Click the link above to download it for free


IN-PERSON.   Click here for Court hours and locations.  Payment methods accepted are Cash (exact change only), debit or credit cards, and money orders. You may contact us at: 787-977-6000 to coordinate in-person service.

BY MAIL.  Please enclose the following information by mail:

  • A letter addressed to the Court requesting the Certification of Bankruptcy Records with the complete name (including A/K/A, if applicable) and social security number or Tax Id of the individual or business that is the subject of the search.  Also include the complete name, street address, city, state, zip code and telephone number, including area code, of the applicant requesting the search.
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope to mail the certification to you.
  • A Money Order or signed check in the amount of $46.00 payable to:  Clerk, U.S. Bankruptcy Court.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT CASH PAYMENTS.
  • Please include your email address if you wish to have an additional certification sent to you.

Send your request to:

Jose V. Toledo Federal Building & US Courthouse
300 Calle del Recinto S STE 109
San Juan, PR 00901-1964


[1] Fees are effective as of December 1, 2023 and may be subject to change.  Please verify the Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule for the current fees, issued in accordance with 1930 of the Judicial Code (28 U.S.C. § 1930).