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 phone. 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 phone 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. 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 $30.00 per quarter will not be charged.
If you need assistance with accessing Court documents and are not able, or cannot afford, to use PACER.gov, please contact the Court at (317) 229-3800 for assistance.
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. See the below information regarding copy request.
In-person Requests for Copies/Certifications:
All bankruptcy Clerk’s offices in the Southern District of Indiana ceased accepting cash transactions effective May 2, 2022. Copies of case documents may be printed from lobby computers for a printing fee of ($0.10) or requested through Clerk’s office staff for a printing fee of ($0.50). Refer to the below list for acceptable payment methods for each office location.
Accepted Payment Methods:
Debit and Credit Card at Intake
Debit/ACH via Pay.gov
Checks/money orders/cashier’s checks
Evansville and New Albany:
Accepted Payment Method:
Debit/ACH via Pay.gov only **
Checks/Money Orders/Cashier’s Checks**:
All requests accompanied by checks/money orders/cashier’s checks should be mailed by the requesting party to the Indianapolis office. The request should include the case number and specify the docket entry to be copied. A self-addressed stamped envelope to return copies is required.