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PACER Maintenance, 01/24/2021

Our systems will undergo maintenance on Sunday, January 24, 2021, from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CST. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable.

Modified Filing Procedures Address Security Concerns

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PACER Maintenance

This page includes details about upcoming and previous maintenance on PACER applications and related systems.

PACER Maintenance 01/24/2021

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, January 24, 2021 from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times.

Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

PACER Maintenance 01/09/2021

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, January 09, 2021 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times.

Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

Online payment service interruption 12/12/2020

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, December 12, 2020, from 6-8 p.m. ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

Service Interruptions, 11/14/2020 - 11/15/2020

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, from 6–10 p.m. EST due to scheduled maintenance of Pay.gov, the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

Stored payment methods will be unavailable from 6 p.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, through 10 a.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020.

Once Pay.gov service is restored, users can submit a one-time payment until stored payment methods are available again.

Our systems will undergo maintenance on Sunday, November 15, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable.

Users can access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

Online payment service interruption 10/24/2020

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, October 24, 2020, from 6-10 p.m. ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

Maintenance 9/20/2020

Our systems will undergo maintenance on Sunday, September 20, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable.

Users can access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

Online payment service interruption 8/22/2020

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, August 22, 2020, from 6-10 p.m. ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

Maintenance 8/02/2020

Our systems will undergo maintenance on Sunday, August 2, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable.

Users can access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

Online payment service interruption 7/25/2020

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, July 25, 2020, from 6-10 p.m. ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

Temporary Outage 6/29/2020

Automated users may experience difficulties authenticating. This issue was resolved June 29, 2020.

Maintenance 6/28/2020

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, June 28, 2020 from 5:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times.

Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.