Free Online Fee Payment Program for Self-Represented Filers

Free Online Fee Payment Program for Self-Represented Filers and

Certain Misc Fees for Registered ECF Users


1.  LINK TO ONLINE PAYMENT PAGE                                                      


The Rhode Island Bankruptcy Court is pleased to announce that commencing on April 30, 2020, a new free electronic fee payment method is available for Self-Represented Parties, and limited fees for ECF filers (see specific fee categories enumerated below).  This new method is called Automated Clearing House (ACH) Direct Debit and Debit Card payments and is processed through is operated by the U.S. Department of Treasury and is a web-based application that allows you to make online payments to government agencies by electronic check, credit card or debit from your personal or business checking or savings accounts.

For self-represented parties, you must be able to describe the type of document and the total amount to be paid (e.g., case number, case name, installment payment, $50.00).  Please review this training document for step by step instructions on how to use this free online fee payment program.

Please use the Online Payment Form link to make your payment for the following types of fees, using either your debit card or via electronic draft from your bank account (ACH):


Filing fee for Chapter 7, 13, and 11 **


Installment Payment


Amended Bankruptcy Schedules **


A request for copy(ies) of court documents    Available for ECF Filer to Use


A request for certified copy of document(s)    Available for ECF Filer to Use


Recordings of hearings                                 Available for ECF Filer to Use


Request for record search                             Available for ECF Filer to Use

[For case number field, use 99-99999]


Motion to Reopen Chapter 7 or 13 **


Conversion 7 to 13 **


Conversion 7 to 11 **


Conversion 13 to 7 **


Conversion 13 to 11 **


Adversary Proceedings **


** these actions require the filing of a document with the Court.

This online payment program cannot be used for Chapter 13 plan payments to be paid to the trustee.

This online program may also be used to pay other, less common, fees owed to the Court.  Click here for more information about filing fees.

If you do not know the amount of the fee due or require additional information to make your payment, please contact the Clerk’s office at (401) 626-3100, extension 0.

This Online Payment Program is Not Intended for Use by Registered ECF Users (Attorneys or Limited Filers), with limited exception listed below: 

ECF Filers should continue to make payment of court filing fees directly in ECF when filing a document with the Court.

The only exception to the above rule is for the following types of requests and related fees:

•Request for certified copy(ies) of documents

•Request for copy(ies) of documents

•Request for record search

•Request for the reproduction of an audio recording