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Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is a service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from federal appellate, district and bankruptcy courts, and the PACER Case Locator via the Internet.

PACER users must register for an account. Access to court documents 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 and transcripts of federal court proceedings. If your usage does not exceed $15 in a quarter, fees for that quarter are waived, effectively making PACER free for most users.

Please visit our Copy Requests page for information on how to obtain copies from files that have been archived, including cases that predate CM/ECF.

PACER is provided by the federal judiciary in keeping with its commitment to providing public access to court information via a centralized service.

The PACER site is not maintained by the Western District of Washington.  Please contact the PACER Service Center directly at 800-676-6856 with questions.