Frequently Asked Questions About Electronic Filing

SYSTEM DOWNTIME: CM/ECF and ACMS will be unavailable from 10:00 PM until midnight each Saturday and Sunday for system maintenance.

IMPORTANT: Sharing your PACER and/or CM/ECF or ACMS account credentials with a third-party service provider will provide access to sealed case information and documents in violation of applicable rules, statutes and/or orders of this court. It is your responsibility to ensure that sealed documents to which you have access are not improperly disclosed. Fee exempt users may not share the documents they obtain from PACER and/or CM/ECF or ACMS under the exemption, unless expressly authorized by the court.


Click a category below to see related questions and answers.

Registration for Electronic Filing and Overview

Streamlined Requests for Extensions of Time


Excerpts of Record

Sealed Filings

Paying Fees

Technical Questions

If you still have a question about CM/ECF or ACMS after reviewing the information in this page, please do the following:

  1. Review the Efiling in CM/ECF and Efiling in ACMS
  2. Check the CM/ECF Frequently Asked Questions page at PACER
  3. Check the PACER Frequently Asked Questions page.
  4. If you still do not have an answer, submit your question using this form: You can expect a reply from the Court during the Court's business hours, from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific Time.

Last Update: 19 October 2023

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