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What is an estate file number?

A reference number that appears on all official documents filed with the OSB. Also commonly called an “estate number.”

Yes, and I have the estate file number(s) or debtor's date of birth (DOB).
Yes, but I do not know the estate file number(s) or debtor's DOB.
No, it does not relate to a specific estate.

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