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Court Records Requests

Court records are available through PACER or at public terminals located in the Clerk's Office.  To obtain copies, including certified and exemplified copies, of documents, please send a copy work request to the Clerk's Office.  Someone from the Clerk's Office will then contact you with the copy cost.  Payment is due at the time the request is made.  

To request a copy of a record with the National Archives and Records Administration, please submit an Archives Record Request.  Copies of records may also be ordered directly from the National Archives and Records Administration, and Clerk's Office staff can assist with this process.

The Clerk's Office now offers SmartScan service through the Federal Records Centers.  Through SmartScan the Federal Records Centers can locate and pull paper records, converting the documents to PDF, and transmit the digital file to the Clerk's Office via email.  This service should only be requested if you know exactly what document  you need. The service is limited to 100 pages.  Payment is due after the document has been scanned and emailed to the Clker's Office.  Please contact the Clerk's Office to assist you with this service.

Information about the fees associated with copies and document certifications is available here.

Please note that the Clerk's Office can only certify court documents issued by, or in the custody of, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.