Requirements of the DeBN program include:
1. Reliable Internet Access
2. Email Account
Please be aware that the email address you use for your DeBN account will become a part of the official court record. A DeBN account will not be created if the clerk's office determines that the debtor's email address is inappropriate or offensive.
The BNC will send you confirmation emails and court notices using these addresses:email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Please add these email addresses to your contacts/safe-sender list to ensure delivery of court notices/orders to your email inbox.
Note: Please do not reply or send emails to the above email addresses. Those email accounts are used for the sole purpose of sending emails and the inboxes are not monitored. Please contact the Clerk’s Office at (540) 857-2391 ext.409 or CMHelpdesk@vawb.uscourts.gov if you have any questions about the DeBN program.
3. Adobe Reader
Court notices and orders will be sent as PDF documents. It is recommended that you use the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader software for viewing these PDF documents. If you do not have this software, you can download it free of charge here.
If you are using a mobile device, please visit your mobile device’s app store for a free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader.
4. Debtor’s Electronic Noticing Request Form
Debtors requesting email delivery of court notices and orders through the DeBN program must complete and file a Debtor’s Electronic Noticing Request form at any divisional office (government issued photo ID required). Or, your attorney can file it electronically for you. DeBN forms cannot be filed by mail at this time.