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Court Operations in the Event of a Government Shutdown

Friday, September 29, 2023

In the event Congress does not pass a budget or a continuing resolution funding the federal government before October 1, 2023, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Oklahoma will remain open and continue operations.  The Case Management/ Electronic Case Filing (CM/ECF) system will remain operational to accept electronic filings as will Electronic Document Submission System (EDSS) for pro se filers.  The clerk’s office will remain available by phone (405-609-5700), email (, or in person at the intake counter to provide assistance each weekday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If a shutdown occurs, the Court will enter a general order on Monday, October 2, 2023, extending deadlines applicable to United States governmental units, including the Office of the United States Trustee and United States Attorney’s offices.

If you have questions or want more information, please contact us at or at 405-609-5700.