General Information - All e-filers

What You Need to Do


Do you have your own individual PACER account?

You must have your own PACER account, which will be linked to your CM/ECF filing account once the Court has implemented NextGen.  Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by CM/ECF users once the Court has upgraded.

Instructions for registering for a PACER account

Register for a PACER Account


Have you upgraded your PACER account?

If you already have your own PACER account but it was created prior to August 11, 2014, you must upgrade it.

Instructions for upgrading your PACER Account

Upgrade your PACER Account


Link an Upgraded PACER Account to a NextGen CM/ECF Account

You must do this to be able to e-file in NextGen

Instructions for linking an upgraded PACER account to CM/ECF account


Do you know your current CM/ECF login and password?

This is the login and password used for filing documents.   If it is stored in your browser, it will be lost and not recoverable except by contacting the Court during regular business hours. 

Need help with your CM/ECF account? Contact the Cedar Rapids Clerk's Office at 319-286-2200 or the Sioux City Clerk's Office at 712-233-3939

Click here  to watch an online TUTORIAL that explains how to upgrade an existing PACER account and link your PACER account to CM/ECF.


Does your firm need a PACER Administrative Account?

Firms can set up a PACER Administrative Account (PAA) to manage all their user accounts and have central billing for PACER access fees.

Information regarding PACER Administrative Accounts

Register for a PAA Account


Saving Payment Information for PACER and CM/ECF filing fees

Instructions for Saving Payment Information for PACER and E-Filing