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Court Records

Cases and Documents Filed Prior to October 3, 2003

These records are housed at the Washington National Records Center (FRC), which is no longer open to the public.  However, to order the records directly from the FRC, first contact the Clerk's Office to obtain an Accession Number, Location Number and a Box Number for the archived case. You must then complete the order form, which can be accessed at the Washington National Records Center Website.

To view archived court records at the courthouse, a deputy clerk must order them from the FRC. It generally takes five to ten business days for the records to arrive.

 

Cases and Documents Electronically Filed Before December 1, 2003

These documents can be viewed only by case participants with a CM/ECF login or may be viewed at the public computer terminals in the Clerk’s Office. The Clerk’s Office can also mail copies of documents at a charge of 50 cents per page.

 

Cases and Documents Filed on or After December 1, 2003

These cases are available on the PACER (Public Access to Court Records) website or the public terminals in the Clerk’s Office. You can receive same day access by contacting the PACER Service Center. There is a charge of 10 cents per page.

 

Copies, Certification and Search Fees

Retrieval fee for first box of records from Federal Records Center or National Archives $64.00
Retrieval of second and additional boxes from Federal Records Center or National Archives $39.00 per box
Electronic retrieval fee from Federal Records Center or National Archives $10.00
Copies of any paper or record (charge is per page) $0.50
Certified copy (certification fee + $0.50 per page copy fee) $11.00
Exemplification - Triple Seal (Exemplification Fee + $0.50 per page copy fee) $22.00
Reproduction of recordings of proceedings $31.00
Search fee $31.00
Apostille (Apostille Fee + $0.50 per page copy fee) $47.00
Copies printed from courthouse public terminals (charge is per page) $0.10

 

If you have any qustions or would like to order records, please contact us via email: records@dcd.uscourts.gov.

 

PAYING AN eBILL WITH PAY.GOV

eBilling is a pay.gov application that allows the Records department to send and manage electronic payments. Customers can be billed for items such as copies, certifications, record box retrievals, and other items. For step-by-step instructions on paying an eBill with pay.gov, click here.