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Electronic Access to Files & Dockets

Electronic review of docket sheets, images of filed documents, and party indexes is available on the Internet via Web Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER). For CM/ECF PACER information and registration, contact the PACER Service Center in San Antonio, Texas on-line or by phone at 800/676-6856.

 

CM/ECF PACER Billing

The fee for Internet access to case dockets and party indexes via CM/ECF PACER is $.10 per page.

The PACER Service Center accepts VISA, Mastercard, and Discover credit cards. To pay your statement by credit card, contact the
PACER Service Center at 800/676-6856.

The PACER Service Center's Federal Tax Identification Number is 74-2747938.

 

Searching for Cases When Case Number is Unknown

CM/ECF PACER

All records in the Clerk's Office are filed and retrieved by case number. If the case number is unknown, CM/ECF PACER can be searched to identify the case number for a given plaintiff or defendant. Docket sheets of criminal cases filed in or after July 1991 and civil cases filed in or after May 1989 can be reviewed via CM/ECF PACER.

 

Microfiche and Card Files

Complete indexes of all participants in federal cases from 1962 to 1995 are available in card files located in the File Retrieval Room of the Clerk’s Office Lobby or on microfiche in the Clerk’s Office Lobby. The following table describes the type of participant index that should be searched depending on case filing year.

The Clerk's Office makes microfiche and card files available to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (excluding federal holidays). The Clerk’s Office can perform party name searches at a charge of $15 per name.

 

CASE FILING YEAR
PARTICIPANT INDEX TYPE
1953 - 1966
Microfiche
1966 - 1974
Card Files
1974 - 1995
Microfiche*
* Some of the cases listed on Microfiche will also be available in CM/ECF PACER. See above.