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My Account & Billing

Enter your PACER credentials to update personal information, register to file electronically with NextGen CM/ECF, make an online payment, or perform other account maintenance.

Keep your account updated with your personal information such as address, password, and email notification preferences.

Review your quarterly activity or pay a bill.

Reset your password or retrieve your username. 

PACER Administrative Account (PAA) holders can learn how to add and remove accounts and set up payment options. 

 Frequently Asked Questions

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Log in to Manage My Account and check your ‘Account Type.’ It should indicate you have an Upgraded PACER Account.  

Log into Manage My Account and upgrade your account by clicking Upgrade link next to your “Account Type” or click on any of the options under the Settings tab. You will then be prompted to upgrade your account.

If the Case Search Status says "Inactive," you can still upgrade your account, but cannot search for case information. To activate your account contact the PACER Service Center for assistance at (800) 676-6856 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at

Only CM/ECF users are required to upgrade their accounts right now. However, you will be prompted to upgrade your account when you update any of your account information with the exception of making a payment.

Once a court has migrated to NextGen CM/ECF you will need to link your accounts together. First log in to manage your account. You will need to use the "Link my filer account to my PACER account" link (appellate court) or the "Link a CM/ECF account to my PACER account" link (bankruptcy or district courts). This process varies depending on court type.

For detailed instructions, review the:

Once you linked your filing credentials, you will only need to use your upgraded PACER account credentials to file and/or view case information in any NextGen CM/ECF court.

If the linking process failed, please try again. If you do not remember your CM/ECF username or password, contact the court.

If the linking process still does not work, you must log in with your upgraded PACER account and submit a new electronic filing request for the court:

  1. Log in to Manage My Account.
  2. Click the Maintenance tab.
  3. Click either Attorney Admissions/E-File Registration or Non-Attorney Admissions E-File Registration.

Once request is submitted, you will need to wait for the court to process the request and grant you electronic filing privileges.

To learn more about submitting a new electronic filing request, review the electronic learning module for the Manage My Account Maintenance tab.