1002-1 INTRA-DISTRICT VENUE
1002-1 Intra-district VenuePetitions for relief under Title 11, United States Code, shall be filed in one of the three
divisions of the Eastern District as determined by the following:
(a) Fresno Division. Petitions from the Counties of Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, and Tulare shall be filed with the Office of the Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court, 2500 Tulare Street, Suite 2501, Fresno, CA 93721-1318.
(b) Modesto Division. Petitions from the Counties of Calaveras, Stanislaus, and
Tuolumne shall be filed with the Office of the Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court, 1130 12th Street, Suite C, Modesto, CA 95354.
(c) Sacramento Division. Petitions from the Counties of Alpine, Amador, Butte, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba shall be filed with the Office of the Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court, 501 I Street, Suite 3-200, Sacramento, CA 95814-2322.
(d) Transfer of Incorrectly Filed Petitions. If the debtor's address on a petition indicates that it should be filed in a division other than the division to which it is presented for filing, the Clerk shall nevertheless accept it, and any other pleadings presented with the petition, for filing on behalf of the proper division. The Clerk shall obtain and place the proper division's case number on the petition and accompanying pleadings and transmit them to the proper division.
(e) Request for Different Venue. If the debtor believes that venue should be in a division other than the division designated for the debtor's address, the debtor may file a motion to transfer the case to another division. The Clerk shall promptly present the motion to any available judge.