Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information online from federal appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator.
Similarly one may ask, how do I find public court records online?
To order court records online:
- Visit the National Archives Order Reproductions page.
- Click on "Order Reproductions" then "Court Records"
- Select the appropriate court (Bankruptcy, Civil, Criminal, or Court of Appeals)
- Follow the onscreen prompts to set up an account and place your order.
Additionally, how do I find a docket number?
Find the docket number on the case documents.The docket number will usually be in one of the upper corners of the first page. Double-check the names to be sure you have the right docket number. A person may be involved in many cases, each with its own case number.
Why are court records public?
Requests can be made through mail, online or in person, and records may be copied for a small fee. The public has generally been allowed access to courtrooms in addition to court records. Due to freedom of information and access, public citizens are granted insight to the court system and other government agencies.
How do I find court filings?
Locate a federal court case by using the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) or by visiting the Clerk's Office of the courthouse where the case was filed.