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Notice regarding service of certain bankruptcy filings on the United States Attorney

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Texas

As a temporary measure due to COVID-19 concerns, service on the United States Attorney shall be made via both email and US mail as follows:

A copy of any filing requesting relief affecting a lien or claim of the United States shall be emailed to  A paper copy shall also be mailed to the Civil Process Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office, 1000 Louisiana, Suite 2300, Houston, TX 77002. Hand delivery may not be accepted. 

E-mail delivery will not deemed complete until receipt is acknowledged by e-mail from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas.  This emergency accommodation will expire when the U.S. Bankruptcy Court lifts its public health and safety protocols.

Ryan K. Patrick
United States Attorney

Updated March 24, 2020