Obtaining Copies of Court
Documents in most newer civil cases are available for
viewing/printing via the internet, by accessing the court's
CM/ECF - PACER system. A U.S. Courts PACER account is required.
Documents are in PDF format, and cost 10 cents per page, with a
quarterly minimum billing amount and a per document maximum charge.
For more details, contact the PACER Service Center, at (800)
676-6856, or visit
Documents in most older civil cases, and in all criminal
cases, may be identified on dockets through the court's
page. Then, a request for specific documents may be made by mail or
fax using the
Request Form. Copies are provided by the court at 50 cents per
page. Court staff will contact the requestor to
Documents available through PACER may also be viewed and printed at
the Clerk's office on public access computers. No PACER account is
required, and copies are 10 cents per page.
U.S. Code, 28 § 1914, authorizes the Judicial Conference of the
United States to establish District Court fees, including copy fees.
Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for more information.
NOTE: In compliance with the policy of the Judicial
Conference of the United States and the E-Government Act of 2002,
copies of case documents provided by the U.S. District Court Clerk’s
office may include Personal Data Identifiers (PDI’s), such as Social
Security numbers, financial account numbers, birthdates, or names of
minor children, which have been redacted (blacked out) by court
staff. Read our
Notice for more information.
Contact the Clerk's office, at (317) 229-3700, for further
assistance with copy requests.