Viewing or obtaining copies of documents on a case

General Information



If a document is underlined but you are prevented from viewing it due to a security restriction, you may still be able to obtain a copy of the document. Contact the Clerk's Office for more information.


Viewing case information via PACER

  1. Log into PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

Note: If you do not have a PACER account, click here to register for one. You can also practice using the PACER training site, which allows you to become familiar with the service without incurring any fees.

  1. Click Query

  2. Enter Social Security Number in the appropriate field. If you do not know that number, enter the first, middle and last name instead in the corresponding fields. Click Run Query

  3. If only one case is found matching the information you entered, you are taken straight to that case. Otherwise, a list of all matching cases is displayed. Click on the desired case to view case information.

  4. Click Reports then Docket Report

  5. Click Run Report

  6. Scroll down through Docket Screen to view chronological list of documents filed in the case.

  7. Click on any underlined docket number to view that document.



To Order Copies from the National Archives

For requests for copies up to and including 100 pages, see separate instructions on the SmartScan service. For requests exceeding 100 pages:

  1. Contact the appropriate divisional office to obtain the transfer number and box number. (If the case has not yet been shipped to the National Archives, the divisional office will inform you.) You will need to provide the debtor's Social Security Number, case number or full name.

Case number format

Divisional Office

Office Phone Number



(317) 229-3842



(812) 434-6481


Terre Haute

(812) 434-6481


New Albany

(812) 542-4552


  1. Call NARA to place your order at (773) 948-9030, or you can order online at Alternatively, you can download and mail/fax the National Archives order form. (If using this form, leave the Location Number box blank.)