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How do I register for a PACER account?

Go to and click on the ‘Registration’ button. If you need further information, please call the PACER Service Center at 1-800-676-6856.

Is there a way of determining the length of the document before it is accessed in PACER and charges are incurred?

When a document is accessed, the next screen will display information regarding the number of billable pages and the related cost. To accept the charges, click on the ‘View Document’ button.

The electronic notice I received has a link to the docket sheet. Am I charged to view the docket sheet?

The fee is applied for accessing a docket sheet and any documents accessed from the link on the docket sheet.

What is the difference between CM/ECF and PACER?

CM/ECF is utilized for filing documents electronically via the internet. The User Name and Password needed for CM/ECF is assigned by the Court. Each attorney needs a separate CM/ECF and PACER account. PACER is utilized for viewing filed documents and Docket Sheets. PACER case information is available 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays. PACER account specialists are available to assist you at 1-800-676-6856 between the hours of 8 AM and 6 PM CT Monday through Friday or by email at