Obtaining Records

Office Location, Hours, and Mailing Address

United States District Court
Records Section
400 North Miami Avenue, 8th Floor North
Miami, FL 33128

General Information: (305) 523-5210

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday (excluding Federal holidays)
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Telephone Hours:
Monday – Friday (excluding Federal holidays)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PACER (Public Access Court Electronic Records)

PACER is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and the U.S. Party/Case Index via the Internet.  A log-in and password, issued by the PACER Service Center, is required for access to PACER. If you do not already have a PACER account, you may register on-line by clicking here.  For fees associated with PACER, click here.

PACER provides criminal and civil cases filed on or after July 1, 2000 and all documents are stored in Abobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). If you do not have the Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can obtain it for free here.

You can access the PACER system via the internet by clicking here or access the PACER system by using a public terminal at any of the Courthouse locations (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach). The same fees will apply.

Although you are encouraged to obtain the information you seek through the PACER systems, the Clerk’s Office will fulfill copy requests at a cost of $.50 cents per page, certification of a document is $11.00 per document + .50 cents per page. Copy requests can be made as follows:

  • in person at any of the Courthouse locations
  • contacting the Records Section

Please be advised, we will order only Civil records that have been archived and are located at the Federal Records Center (FRC) in Atlanta, Georgia.  The fee for this service is $45.00.  Individuals can order criminal cases directly from FRC or we can can order for them .  The fee for this service is $64.00 (increased from $53.00 on 12/02/2013).  Plus, a new fee of $39.00 has been implemented for each additional box requested.  If case is over 25 years then order should be made to NARA.

Copy of Naturalized Citizens Name Change- This is only if you were sworn in by the Federal Court, Southern District of Florida.  Cost: $11.50 PER name, this includes one certified copy.