Electronic Case Filing (ECF) is the Federal Judiciary's electronic filing system that allows users to file new bankruptcy cases, adversary proceedings, documents, and claims electronically from their computer.
Bankruptcy case information may be accessed from our court in several ways:
Via the Internet (PACER) - Parties may access bankruptcy court records 24 hours a day, seven days a week through PACER for a nominal fee. PACER allows you to retrieve electronic case summaries and docket information using a personal computer. PACER also allows you access to case information from various district and bankruptcy courts across the country. For more information or to subscribe to PACER, visit the PACER Service Center at www.pacer.uscourts.gov or call (800) 676-6856.
Via Telephone (Voice Case Information System | VCIS) - 1-866-222-8029 # 91
The Voice Case Information System allows you to dial into the bankruptcy court's computer from any touchtone telephone and hear case information about a bankruptcy case or adversary proceeding filed in the Middle District of Florida. The information reported is the most current available since it is retrieved from the court's live database.
VCIS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There is no charge for this service.
Clerk's Office - Public terminals with electronic access to case information are available at the Clerk's offices in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. There is no charge to view data. The terminals are available during the court's business hours.
Archived Cases - If you need copies of documents from a closed case, search the Middle District of Florida archives. You may either obtain copies directly from the Federal Records Center (FRC) in Atlanta, Georgia, or you may request that the file be returned to a divisional office. If you need copies certified, specify this in your request.
Divisional Office Codes:
Fort Myers: 9
Case Type Abbreviations:
Court files and documents not available through PACER