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Public Access to Court Electronic Records

PACER provides access to millions of case file documents and docket information for all district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. These are available immediately after they have been electronically filed.  

Some case information is not available. Certain personal identifiers are removed or redacted before the record becomes public, including Social Security numbers, financial account numbers, the name of a minor, date of birth, and home addresses in a criminal case.  

In addition, some documents may be unavailable to the general public, including:  

  • Documents from pre-2003 bankruptcy cases.

  • Documents filed before Nov. 1, 2004 in criminal cases.

  • Documents in social security and immigration cases.

Search for a case

Learn options to find case information.

Filing Electronically

Find court specific information to help you file a case electronically and developer resources.

Move to NextGen CM/ECF

Is your court migrating to NextGen CM/ECF? Follow these steps to prepare in advance.

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