CERTIFICATION OF JUDGMENT FOR REGISTRATION IN ANOTHER DISTRICT
Purpose of the Form
This form was developed for use in registering judgments of bankruptcy courts in other
districts pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1963. Although the statute does not require the use of the form,
it was designed so that, when completed, it will notify the clerk's office in the registering court of
the status of proceedings in the originating district. Because the form is appropriate only to
notify the clerk of the registering court that a judgment is no longer subject to appeal in the
original court, it is not necessary to prepare the form when the originating court has entered an
order allowing the registration, 28 U.S.C. § 1963. It also is unnecessary to prepare the form
when the judgment to be registered is in favor of the United States. Id.
Form B 265 is similar to Form AO-451, which was developed for use in registering
judgments from district courts in other courts.
Registration and enforcement of judgments of bankruptcy courts in other districts is
discussed in the preceding material on Form B 264, Writ of Execution to the United States
Marshal. As discussed in the instructions for Form B 264, Form 265 may be used to register a
judgment of the bankruptcy court in a state or local court.
Applicable Law and Rules
28 U.S.C. § 1963 provides:
A judgment in an action for the recovery of money or property entered in any . . .
bankruptcy court . . . may be registered by filing a certified copy of the judgment in any
other district . . . when the judgment has become final by appeal or expiration of the time
for appeal or when ordered by the court that entered the judgment for good cause shown.
Such a judgment entered in favor of the United States may be so registered any time after
judgment is entered. A judgment so registered shall have the same effect as a judgment
of the district court of the district where registered and may be enforced in like manner.
A certified copy of the satisfaction of any judgment in whole or in part