Forgot Your Username or Password?

PACER User and NextGen Filer

If you are a PACER-only user or a NextGen CM/ECF filer, use the Reset Password and Retrieve Username options under PACER User and NextGen Filer on the left menu.

Check the court links page to determine whether your court has converted to NextGen CM/ECF.


Appellate Filer

Some appellate courts have converted to the NextGen CM/ECF system, while others use the legacy CM/ECF system.

If you are an appellate filer in a legacy court, use the Reset Password (Legacy) option under Appellate Filer on the left menu. NOTE: There is no username retrieval option for legacy courts.

Check the court links page to determine whether your court has converted to NextGen CM/ECF.


District or Bankruptcy Filer

Usernames and passwords for district and bankruptcy courts using the legacy CM/ECF system are managed and maintained by each court individually. The PACER Service Center does not have access to this data. If you are having problems with your filing credentials, including a forgotten password, please contact the court directly.

Check our list of CM/ECF Helpdesk Phone Numbers to find the appropriate phone number.