Deadline set for victims of PG&E-caused wildfires 

Workers from PG&E help replace a downed power line in Santa Rosa in October.
Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle

An important legal notice impacting victims of wildfires caused by Pacific Gas & Electric is starting to arrive in the mailboxes across Northern California. 

“You have received this mailing because PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas and Electric Company have reached the next step in their Chapter 11 Cases: the setting of the ‘Bar Date,'” read the opening line of the legal notice. 

The bar date is a deadline set by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California by which a proof of claim must be submitted by those who believe they are owed money by the utility company. 

The bar date is Oct. 21, 2019, at 5 p.m. The proof of claim for money owed is only for the period prior to Jan. 29, 2019. 


All customers receive the legal notice. Customers are not required to fill out forms if they do not have a claim. (Speak with a Potter Handy Wildfire Attorney to help you fill out this form. Call (800) 383-7027) 

Claim forms are not needed for billing items, like ordinary refunds, overpayments, credits, and deposits. 

If you believe you have a claim arising out of Northern California wildfires, you must file the applicable fireproof of claim form. (Again, speak with a Potter Handy Wildfire Attorney before you fill out this form. Call (800) 383-7027) 

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