Quarterly PACER fees waived if not greater than $30.00

Posting Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Effective January 1, 2020, all PACER fees accrued in a given quarter will be waived if they are not greater than $30.00.
Pursuant to its authority under sections 1913, 1914, 1926, 1930, and 1932 of Title 28, United States Code, the Judicial Conference, at its September 17, 2019 session, amended the Electronic Public Access Fee Schedule for the appellate, district, and bankruptcy courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, and the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The fee schedule was amended to increase the quarterly threshold for waiving Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) fees from $15 to $30. As a result, PACER users will not be charged a fee for usage that does not exceed $30 in a given quarterly billing cycle. 

This change to the quarterly waiver threshold takes effect on January 1, 2020, and will be reflected in a PACER user's quarterly bill received in April 2020.