Documents filed on and after 5/17/2001 are stored electronically on the court’s computer system (CM/ECF). To obtain copies of these documents, you have the following options:
- Internet (PACER)
Contact the PACER Service Center at www.pacer.gov(link is external) for registration information about obtaining a PACER account. A PACER fee of $0.10 per page applies. Please note: PACER restricts all documents in bankruptcy cases that were filed before 12/01/2003 and have been closed for more than one year. While unavailable to the general public via PACER, copies of restricted documents can be obtained via the public terminals in the clerk’s office lobby in Seattle and Tacoma or via mail request. See Restricted Access to Certain Documents in PACER.
- Visit the Clerk’s office
If you come to the Bankruptcy Court in person for your copies, the copy fee is $0.10 per page when using the computer in the court’s lobby. A copy fee of $0.50 per page applies if a clerk makes the copies. An $11.00 certification fee applies for each document that needs a certification.
Exact cash, cashier’s check or money order is required.
- Mail a request to the Clerk’s office
If you mail a copy request to the Bankruptcy Court, the copy fee is $0.50 per page. Please contact the Clerk’s office to determine the number of pages. An $11.00 certification fee applies for each document that needs a certification.
Each written request should include:
- debtor(s) name and case number
- documents to be copied
- your name (if you are not the debtor) and daytime phone number
- address where the documents should be mailed
The cashier’s check or money order should be made payable to “U.S. Bankruptcy Court.” You may mail your copy request to the Bankruptcy Court at either location:
U.S. Bankruptcy Court U.S. Bankruptcy Court
700 Stewart Street, #6301 1717 Pacific Avenue, #2100
Seattle, WA 98101 Tacoma, WA 98402