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PACER Announcements

The following are compiled from the offlcial PACER announcements page.

Small Business Reorganization Act & 2019 Form Changes [link]

Published Mar 10, 2020.   Fetched Mar 13, 2020 20:00:04 America/New_York.

PACER Maintenance 03/15/2020 [link]

Published Feb 28, 2020.   Fetched Feb 28, 2020 19:00:03 America/New_York.

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times. Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

PACER Mail Transition [link]

Published Feb 27, 2020.   Fetched Feb 28, 2020 19:00:03 America/New_York.

On February 28, 2020, the PACER Service Center will transition to a new e-mail service. As a result, inquiry responses may be delayed.

PACER Maintenance 02/09/2020 [link]

Published Feb 5, 2020.   Fetched Feb 5, 2020 19:00:03 America/New_York.

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times. Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

Online Payment Service Interruption 01/12/2020 [link]

Published Jan 9, 2020.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Sunday, January 12, 2020, from 2:00 AM to 6:00 AM ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856.

Members of PACER User Group Selected [link]

Published Jan 9, 2020.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

PACER Maintenance 12/08/2019 [link]

Published Dec 3, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times. Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

PACER Maintenance 11/16/2019 [link]

Published Nov 4, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 5:45 AM to 4:45 PM CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times. Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

Online Payment Service Interruption 10/26/2019 [link]

Published Oct 24, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856.

Online Payment Service Interruption 10/05/2019 [link]

Published Sep 19, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Online payment processing will be unavailable on Saturday, October 5, 2019, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM ET due to scheduled maintenance of the U.S. Treasury's payment processing system. During this time you will not be able to make online payments for PACER invoices, attorney admission fees, filing fees, or other court fees. Also, if you are registering for a new account, the instant access feature will not be available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856.

PACER Maintenance 09/29/2019 [link]

Published Sep 19, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Our systems will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 5:45 AM to 3:00 PM CT. Access to certain portions of this site may be temporarily unavailable at various times. Users may continue to access PACER during this maintenance. However, if connectivity issues occur, users should reset their connection or refresh their browser.

PACER Fee Waiver Doubled [link]

Published Sep 17, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Judiciary Creates Public User Group [link]

Published Jun 27, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

New PACER Service Center Remittance Address [link]

Published Jun 20, 2019.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Please ensure that payments are now mailed to: U.S. Courts: PACER

P.O. Box 5208

Portland, OR 97208-5208

Checks should be mailed to the address above. Payments made by credit card are accepted at www.pacer.gov thru the Manage My Account section. Credit card payments are also accepted by telephone at 800 676-6856 during the PACER Service Center's normal business hours from 8AM to 6PM Central Time, Monday thru Friday.

If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov.

Removal of TLS 1.0 on June 17, 2018 [link]

Published Jun 4, 2018.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

PACER Service Center will disable TLS 1.0 on our web servers on June 17, 2018. Our servers will refuse connections using TLS 1.0 from that date. If your website relies in any part on TLS 1.0, you are advised to disable it and transition to TLS 1.1 or above. Disabling TLS 1.0 support will help avoid future service interruptions and potential data loss. Users who attempt to connect to our websites with a browser that does not support TLS 1.1 or higher will be required to upgrade their browser. Developers using APIs or other Web Services connections originating from resources that do not use TLS 1.1 or higher are also affected and must take action. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856.

Multi-Court PACER Fee Exemption Request Form for Researchers [link]

Published Oct 19, 2017.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Individual researchers working on defined research projects intended for scholarly work can use the attached form to request PACER fee exemptions from multiple courts. In accordance with the EPA fee schedule, the request should be limited in scope, and not be intended for redistribution on the internet or for commercial purposes. Multi-Court PACER Fee Exemption Request Form for Researchers .

If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856.

Data Scraping Scripts Time Change to Alleviate Slowness [link]

Published Aug 10, 2017.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Several Bankruptcy and District courts have reported intermittently slow system performance for PACER users. These slowdowns are causing longer than usual wait times for external users such as public users, law firms, and commercial vendors. We ask commercial PACER customers who run data scraping scripts to help ease the system slowdown time by moving their large data pulls to between the hours of 6:00 P.M. Central Time and 6:00 A.M. Central Time. Note: The Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) Service Center and/or U.S. Federal Courts reserve the right to suspend/reduce service or restrict PACER access to any account causing an unacceptable level of congestion or disrupting operations for the following:

-- The PACER Service Center

-- A U.S. Federal Court

-- Another PACER User

New Limit for Credit Card Payments Effective June 1, 2015 [link]

Published Jul 23, 2015.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

On June 1, 2015 the dollar amount for payments made by credit card was reduced to $24,999.99 by the US Treasury.

If your balance exceeds $24,999.99, it is necessary to make alternate payment arrangements as it is not possible to make a credit card payment exceeding the limit on this site. In addition, if you have a credit card on file for automatic payments, the payment will not automatically be processed.

Customers owing an amount that exceeds $24,999.99 are prohibited from splitting the amount into payments on one or multiple credit cards. Alternate methods of payment are check or money order drawn on a US bank in US dollars, or by ACH.

If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856. The PACER Service Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT.

Exemption from PACER Fee Increase for Government Users Expires on April 1, 2015 [link]

Published Feb 1, 2015.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

In September 2011, the Judicial Conference authorized an increase in the Judiciary's electronic public access fee from $.08 to $.10 per page, starting April 1, 2012. The Conference was mindful of the impact such an increase could have on other public entities that budget in advance for resources. For this reason, local, state, and federal government agencies were exempted from the increase for three years. As noted in the EPA Fee Schedule, the exemption expires this year. Therefore, as of April 1, 2015, the PACER usage fee for government accounts will increase from $.08 per page to $0.10 per page.

If you have any questions, please contact the PACER Service Center at pacer@psc.uscourts.gov or (800) 676-6856. The PACER Service Center hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CT.

Training on Changes to PACER [link]

Published Dec 8, 2014.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Restoration of Access to Legacy Case Information [link]

Published Oct 31, 2014.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Improvements Coming to PACER and CM/ECF [link]

Published Jul 18, 2014.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

PACER Turns 25 [link]

Published Dec 9, 2013.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

User Satisfaction Results [link]

Published Jun 25, 2013.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

CM/ECF Release Notes [link]

Published Oct 25, 2012.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Free PACER Training [link]

Published Feb 22, 2012.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Whether you are a new or existing PACER user, the Judiciary’s training website can help you learn more about the services PACER provides, and how to easily navigate the site. The training website also includes data from real cases so that you can become familiar with the type of case data and documents available through PACER.

There is no fee or registration. Simply use the login and password provided on the training site welcome page, or use your own login information for access. Click on the link below to get started.

Access Free PACER Training Site

Automated Case Notification [link]

Published Feb 21, 2012.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Until recently, PACER users that wanted to follow a case were tasked with repeatedly visiting the PACER site to check for updates. This has changed with recent versions of CM/ECF. Some courts are now providing automatic case notification through the use of RSS feeds. PACER users can easily stay informed of newly docketed events by subscribing to a court's RSS feed, which is free and includes automatic notification of activity in all cases, summarized text such as the name of the document filed, with links to the document and docket report. Results may be sorted by date or case title. There are many commercially-available RSS readers, which offer the capability of organizing and filtering the results further.

Users must login to PACER to view the document or docket report linked from the RSS feed. To learn which courts have implemented RSS, please visit the court links page. Click on the court's RSS feed icon () to display the feed.

Conference Approves Fee Increase [link]

Published Sep 13, 2011.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

Electronic Bankuptcy Noticing [link]

Published Aug 8, 2011.   Fetched Jan 27, 2020 13:27:32 America/New_York.

The U.S. Bankruptcy Courts offer the bankruptcy community Electronic Bankruptcy Noticing (EBN). EBN is a free service that allows court notices to be transmitted electronically, delivering them faster and more conveniently. Electronic noticing has the following advantages:

You can receive electronic notices faster. They are sent on the same day they are produced at the court. You can access your court notices 24/7. Court notices that would be mailed to multiple locations can be routed to a centralized address. Storing notices to your computer means you never lose a paper copy. Court notices can easily be forwarded around the office or to your attorney. Click here for more information.