Ordering Archived Records

Records which have been archived with the Federal Records Center or the National Archives and Records Administration ("NARA") can be obtained in one of two ways:

From the District Court Clerk's Office. For a fee of $64.00, the Clerk's Office will retrieve the court file. Copies from the file cost $0.50 per page.

Directly from NARA. The public can order copies of docket sheets and case files directly from NARA.

  • Docket sheets cost $25.00.
  • Case files up to 150 pages cost $70.00.
  • Case files that exceed 150 pages will be billed $70.00 plus a labor charge billed in 15-minute increments.
  • Packages that exceed one box will also incur a $10.00 handling fee for each additional box.

Orders can be made online at https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline or by mail using these forms:

Before placing an order, certain information (transfer number, box number and location number) must be obtained from the Clerk's Office.