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Credit Reporting Agencies

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of West Virginia does not report bankruptcy case or any other information to any credit reporting agency. The Court does not have any control or jurisdiction over credit reporting agencies.

Credit reporting agencies may regularly collect data from public records and report the information to interested parties. Petitions, schedules, and other bankruptcy documents are considered public records. These public records are available at the Clerk’s Office and online to registered PACER users. For more information about PACER or to register for an account, please visit the website at

In accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 U.S.C. § 1681 c(a)1, credit reporting agencies should not report a bankruptcy case on a person’s credit report after 10 years from the date the case was filed.

For disputes or inquires regarding credit reports, contact the three major credit reporting agencies below: 


Trans Union Corporation