What is Pacer?
The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service provides electronic public access to federal court records. PACER provides the public with instantaneous access to more than 1 billion documents filed at all federal courts.
Why should I Create an Account?
- The PACER Case Locater (PCL) allows users to search for cases in appellate, bankruptcy, and district courts.
- Search for a specific case in the federal court where it’s filed.
- Search a nationwide index of federal court cases.
- There is no fee to register.
- 24-hour access to court records.
- Users will have access to view and print documents document filed any case.
To Create an Account:
- Go to: http://pacer.uscourts.gov
- At the top of the webpage select Register for an Account > PACER-Case Search Only
- At the bottom of the webpage select Register for a PACER account
NOTE: See PACER User Manual & Job Aides/Quick Reference Guide at the bottom of this page.
- Enter information as prompted.
- Upon successful login you will see a welcome page.
How Much Does it Cost to Access
Documents using PACER?
- Access to case information costs $0.10 per page.
- The cost to access a single document is capped at $3.00.
- If you accrue $30 or less of charges in a quarter, fees are waived for that period.
- 75 percent of PACER users do not pay a fee in a given quarter.
- For detailed information regarding the fees associated with accessing documents using PACER, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions at the bottom of the PACER website homepage.
Questions regarding registering for a PACER account contact PACER at (800) 676-6856 or by email at email@example.com directly.