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Requests for Copies

The public may obtain copies of court documents in person or by written request.

In Person

The public may come to the court and print copies of electronic documents filed after December 28, 2002, from our public terminal at a cost of $.10 a page. The Clerk’s Office requires the exact amount and cannot make change.

Written Request

You may mail a written request and a photocopy fee of $.50 cents per page in the form of a check, travelers check or money order made payable to: Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court. Please include the case name, case number, and the title of the documents which you wish to have photocopied. In addition, please include your name, address and telephone number. Mail your request to the Clerk's Office location where the case is pending with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Obtaining Page Counts

If you wish to obtain photocopies of court documents, but do not know the number of pages, please call the appropriate number listed below. You will be prompted to leave your name and phone number, along with the case number, case name, and description of the document. A member of the Clerk’s Office will contact you with a page count and postage estimate for your self-addressed stamped envelope. The Clerk’s Office will not fax or e-mail copies to requesting parties.

Phone number for Albany Cases: 518-257-1691
Phone number for Syracuse Cases: 315-295-1650
Phone number for Utica Cases: 315-266-1150

NOTE: Copies of Case Documents Filed Prior to December 1, 2003

On September 14, 2010, the Judicial conference amended the policy on privacy and public access to electronic case files by restricting public access through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) service to documents in bankruptcy cases that were filed before December 1, 2003, and have been closed for more than one year, with the following conditions:

  1. The docket sheet and docket information will remain available to the general public via PACER.
  2. Any party that has filed a notice of appearance in an individual case will have CM/ECF access to all filings in that case.
  3. All documents in such cases will remain accessible at the clerk's offices, except those under seal.
  4. Access to documents in bankruptcy case appeals filed in the district courts, bankruptcy appellate panels or courts of appeals for bankruptcy cases filed in the bankruptcy court prior to December 1, 2003, will be similarly restricted.

Requests for copies of documents in restricted cases can be made in person at the public counter or by written request.