Archived Court Records

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  • CM/ECF and PACER
    CM/ECF is the Case Management/Electronic Case Filing System that combines the Case Docket Report and the Case Records or documents for a case. PACER is Public Access to Court Electronic Records through the CM/ECF System.
  • Archived Case Record Information
    (Archived court records are housed at the Washington National Records Center, which is no longer open to the public. To view archived court records at the courthouse, a deputy clerk must order them from the records center and it generally takes five to seven days for transport to the courthouse. If you have any questions, please call 202-354-3080.)
  • Washington National Records Center Website

Civil Docket Reports from 1902 - 1949 are listed in the Clerk's Office on Indexes only. To view one of these docket reports, you will need to go the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Civil Docket Reports from 1950 - March, 1987 may be viewed on microfilm in the Clerk's Office. The exception would be cases that were still pending in March of 1987, or re-opened after that date.

Criminal Docket Reports from 1938 - mid-1991 may be viewed on microfilm in the Clerk's Office. The exception would be cases that were still pending in mid-1991, or re-opened after that date.