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PACER – Case Search Only

To search for federal court records online you must register for a PACER account. A PACER account will allow you to:

  • Search a nationwide index of federal court records using the PACER Case Locator.
  • Search for a specific case in the federal court where it’s filed.

There is no fee to register. However, there is a fee to access court records once logged into PACER.

For immediate access to court records, provide a credit card during registration. If you do not provide a credit card, an activation token will be sent by U.S. mail to the address you provided on the registration form. Please allow 7-10 business days for mail delivery. For security reasons, activation tokens cannot be emailed, faxed, or given over the phone.

Review frequently asked questions about registering for an account.

If you would like to try PACER before registering, visit a demonstration site that is free to use. Learn more about how to use PACER: