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How to Get Bankruptcy Case Information

McVCIS (telephone)

Multiple-Court Voice Case Information System (McVCIS) is a free service that allows callers to access case information 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from any touch tone telephone. McVCIS can be accessed by calling (866) 222-8029. Just follow the voice instructions provided. The Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) Voice Case Information System (VCIS) allows anyone with a touch tone telephone the ability to call a court, request information about a particular case, and have a computer read the data directly from the CM/ECF database back to the caller automatically.

When a call is placed to McVCIS, the caller is asked first to select a State and District, and then is given various search options. A caller may search for case information by entering a case number, the name of the debtor or party in the bankruptcy/adversary case, a social security number (SSN) , a tax ID number, an employer identification number (EIN), or an individual tax identification number (ITIN). To enter the desired information, the caller must press the lettered buttons on the phone which correspond to the search criteria. If valid search clues have been entered, VCIS will read the matching case information to the caller. The Court has the option of allowing callers to request information for more than one case per call. The limit, which may be altered using the Configuration screen, is set to five by default. An inquiry only takes a few minutes to complete, and most commonly asked information is provided to the caller.

Note: Because real-time extractions are performed, a caller may experience pauses while VCIS waits for the server to return case information.

PACER (Internet Access)

Electronic case information, documents, and certain audio recordings of court proceedings are accessible via the Public Access to Court Electronic Records web site (PACER). For registration information, please call the PACER Service Center at (800) 676-6856 or go to their web site at http://pacer.psc.usCourts.gov. Registered agencies or individuals can access the PACER system for the Southern District of Indiana at http://ecf.insb.usCourts.gov. There is also a national U.S. Party/Case Index available at http://pacer.login.usCourts.gov. A fee of $.10 per page will be assessed, but fees totaling less than $15.00 per quarter will not be charged.

Note:  Audio recordings are not the official record of any proceeding, but are offered merely as a courtesy.

In Person (Computers at the Court)

Public access computers are available for use at no charge at the Clerk's Office. Bankruptcy documents may be viewed in person and retrieved for printing or copying. There is a per page fee for printing ($0.10) and copy services ($0.50). Exact change is required.