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Obtaining Copies of Court Documents

Common FAQ
  • Documents in most newer civil and criminal 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
  • A request for specific documents may be made by mail or fax using the Copy Request Form. Copies are provided by the court at 50 cents per page. Court staff will contact the requestor to arrange payment.
  • Documents filed in the Southern District of Indiana may be viewed and printed (only in Indianapolis) at the Clerk's office on public access computers. Check our Office Locations.
  • NOTE: In compliance with the Judicial Conference of the United States Policy on Privacy and Public Access, 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. The Clerk's Office will not "confirm" or "verify" personal identifying information about a litigant contained within a case file.  Read our Redaction Notice for more information.
  • Contact the Clerk's office, at (317) 229-3700, for further assistance with copy requests.