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The PACER Case Locator (PCL) is a national index for district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. The PCL serves as a search tool for PACER. You may conduct nationwide searches to determine whether or not a party is involved in federal litigation. Each night, subsets of data are collected from the courts and transferred to the PCL.The PACER Case Locator (PCL) is a national index for district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts.

The PCL serves as a search tool for PACER. You may conduct nationwide searches to determine whether or not a party is involved in federal litigation.

PACER Case Locator Features

Use as a one-stop location to search all courts (appellate, bankruptcy, district) for cases.
Save links to your preferred cases using the Saved Cases feature.
Save your frequent searches using the Saved Searches feature.
Customize a simple search to include advanced search features such as region and date range.
Set your preferred landing page to customize your experience.
PACER Fees and Case Currency

Access to case information costs $0.10 per page. The cost to access a single document is capped at $3.00, the equivalent of 30 pages. The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific, or transcripts of federal court proceedings.

By Judicial Conference policy, fees are waived when usage is $30 or less for the quarter.

Newly filed cases will typically appear on this system within 24 hours. Check the Court Information page for data that is currently available on the PCL. The most recent data is available directly from the court.

PACER Fees and Case Currency

Access to case information costs $0.10 per page. The cost to access a single document is capped at $3.00, the equivalent of 30 pages. The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific, or transcripts of federal court proceedings.

By Judicial Conference policy, fees are waived when usage is $30 or less for the quarter.

Newly filed cases will typically appear on this system within 24 hours. Check the Court Information page for data that is currently available on the PCL. The most recent data is available directly from the court.


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