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PACER Service Center Telephone Outage

The PACER Service Center is currently experiencing technical difficulties with the phone system. We are working to restore the phone service as quickly as possible. The outage does not affect any of the online services available through this website site or any PACER site throughout the country. Email support is available by sending an email to

PACER 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.

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Begin searching for or filing federal court records electronically online by first registering for a PACER account. Learn more about the types of accounts.

Register for a case search only account if you want to search for federal court case records.

If you are an attorney who wants to file case documents electronically, register for an attorney filer account.

Register for a non-attorney account if you are not an attorney who wants to file case documents electronically.

Register for a PACER Administrative Account if you represent a group of people and want to manage the billing and payment for multiple PACER accounts.

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