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Register for New PACER Account

 

User needs an Individual PACER Account

 

STEP

ACTION

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Navigate to www.pacer.gov

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Select REGISTER.

 

 

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Select PACER – Case Search Only

 

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Select Register for PACER Account Now.

 

 

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STEP

ACTION

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Complete the PACER – Case Search Only Registration form. Select Individual as the User Type then select NEXT.

 

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NOTE: If you work for a government agency, make the appropriate selection from the Government Accounts category.

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Create a Username and Password. Select Security Questions and Answers then select Next when finished.

 

 

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STEP

ACTION

7

Enter the payment information to be saved. This screen is optional.

 

Providing a credit card is optional. If you would like to register without providing a credit card, click Next below without entering any information on this screen. For instant access to PACER, we will validate the credit card information you provide here. There is no registration charge; however, the credit card will be charged quarterly for any fees incurred. If you submit your registration request without providing credit card information, you will receive an activation code by

U.S. mail in 7-10 business days.

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Confirm you have read the policies and procedures.

Your account has been created!

 

  • Once the court goes live on NextGen CM/ECF, you will link your new PACER account to your CM/ECF filing account.

  • You will then use your PACER username and password to access CM/ECF for VAWB and other courts who have upgraded to NextGen.