Thank you for visiting the Office of the Chapter 13 Trustee, Northern District of Ohio, Western Division site. We intend to provide general information, which should not be construed as legal advice. If you are looking for information on a specific matter, you are encouraged to contact us directly.

Our office is open 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, except for all Federal Holidays.

316 N Michigan St., Suite 501
Toledo, Ohio 43604




When you appear at your 341(a) Meeting of Creditors you must have with you a government issued proof of id and proof of your social security number. Failure to have these documents will prevent us from completing your examination and your case could be dismissed as a result.

You must also provide our office with copies of your most recently filed Federal and State tax returns 7 days prior to your hearing.



Payments by check or money order must be sent to the following address:

Elizabeth Vaughan, Trustee

Office of the Standing Chapter 13 Trustee

P.O. Box 712284

Cincinnati, Ohio 45271-2284

Please write your case number on the check or money order before mailing.

Debtors may send payments electronically through TFS.  Please use the link below for more information.



All correspondence should be mailed to the following address:

316 N. Michigan Street

Suite 501

Toledo, Ohio 43604

Please note that we do not correspond with Debtors via email.



If you have any questions about practice in the Northern District of Ohio, Western Division, please call our office.  We do not respond to private emails sent to the ECF noticing address.

Registered users may use the Epiq Document Portal to submit documents electronically.     Please call our office to register.


Please be advised that the Chapter 13 Trustee and the office staff are not permitted to provide legal advice to Debtors or Creditors.   Feel free to ask us your question, but please understand when we refer you to your attorney for the answer to your question.


Voluntary Payroll Deduction Form

The success rate in a Chapter 13 is higher with payments through a payroll deduction.  Here is a form that we make available so that Attorneys and Debtors can start the withholding at the start of the case.


United States Bankruptcy Court
Northern District of Ohio

National Association of Chapter
13 Trustees

United States Trustee - Region 9


National Data Center
(Password required)

Bankruptcy Link
(password required)

(Electronic payments)