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Media Resources

Accessing Court Records
Online access to court records can be obtained through our Case Management / Electronic Case Files system. CM/ECF contains docket sheets for nearly all civil and criminal cases filed in the Northern District of Ohio since 1990. In addition, the system provides access to individual documents for most civil cases filed since June 1, 2000 and most criminal case documents filed May 1, 2005 or later.
A PACER user account is required to access the system. Fees apply for most documents (10 cents per page with a maximum charge of $3.00 per document). For information on obtaining a PACER account or questions regarding PACER fees contact:

PACER Service Center
P.O. Box 780549
San Antonio, TX 78278
(800) 676-6856 or (210) 301-6440

Members of the media may also obtain a separate CM/ECF Media Account from this Court that will allow them to obtain e-mail notification of filings in individual cases. To obtain an account members of the media must submit a completed Media Account Application.
Tips for Media Account Users

  • Accessing a Virtual Press Box
  • Obtaining Written Opinions for Free
  • Obtaining Case Lists
  • Obtaining E-Mail Notification of Filings (Media Account Required)

Visit the Electronic Filing page to access the system and to obtain additional information.