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What is PACER case Locator?
The PACER Case Locator is a national locator index for PACER systems in the United States appellate, district and bankruptcy courts. Subsets of data are collected from each court and transferred to the PACER Service Center nightly. The PACER Case Locator allows searches by party name or social security number in the bankruptcy index, party name or nature of suit in the civil index, defendant name in the criminal index, and party name in the appellate index. The information provided by the search will include the party name, the court where the case is filed, the case number and the filing date.
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How far back the Information goes on PACER locator?
This varies from court to court. There is a menu option at the top of the page on the PACER Case Locator called Court Information Click on Court Information to display a pop-up window that shows the available date ranges for the cases in each court.
Are all courts available on PACER case locator?
All courts participate in the PACER Case Locator except the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The Federal Circuit does not have data available on the PACER Case Locator.
How much does PACER cost?
Access to web based PACER systems will generate an $0.08 per page charge. This applies to both the pages of search results and the pages of documents you retrieve.
The charge for any single document is capped at $2.40, the equivalent of 30 pages. The cap does not apply to name searches, reports that are not case-specific, and transcripts of federal court proceedings. If you accrue a total of less than $10.00 worth of charges in any given quarter, fees are waived for that quarter and your balance will be reset to $0 for the next quarter.
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