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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.

Visit the main PACER website ( for help using PACER.