Public Access to Courtroom Electronic Records (PACER)

If you have a personal computer with internet access, you can gain access to case information and documents. You must register with the PACER Service Center to begin using the service. PACER contact information is set forth below. The Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule can be found here. The Fee Schedule contains information for free access and exemptions from the fee charges. NOTE: If you accrue $30 or less of charges in a quarter, the fees are waived for those three months. Further information regarding PACER fee exemptions is set forth below.

You may also obtain basic case information by calling the Court at (617) 748-5300 during business hours (8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) or by accessing the Multi-Court Voice Case Information System (MCVCIS).

PACER Resources:
PACER Login Page
PACER Web Site

PACER Support:
(800) 676-6856

PACER Exemption Information

Pursuant to the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule, the Court may exempt indigent persons, bankruptcy case trustees, individual researchers associated with educational institutions, state courts and sec. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organizations from PACER fee charges. Please note, an exemption granted to an individual academic researcher is not inclusive of research assistants.

To apply for an exemption, the party must first obtain a login and password from the PACER service center. Thereafter, the party must mail submit an exemption request in writing and include:

1. If applicable, a brief description of the project that requires information obtained from PACER;

2. An estimated period that the exemption would be in effect;

3. The PACER account number to which the requested exemption would apply;

4. An explanation why the exemption is necessary in order to avoid unreasonable burdens and to promote public access to information; and

5. If applicable, that the research project is intended for scholarly research, is limited in scope, and is not intended for redistribution on the internet or for commercial purposes.

Please send all requests to:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court
ATTN: PACER FEE EXEMPTION
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Or via email to: prose@mab.uscourts.gov


Please note, not all requests for exemptions may be granted. The exemptions of PACER fees are issued at the discretion of the court. An exemption recipient must agree not to sell or transfer the data obtained as a result of a fee exemption, unless expressly authorized by the Court.