How to Obtain Case Information

Automated Voice Case Information System

Case information is available toll free through the Court's automated Voice Case Information System (VCIS).

From the Clerk's Office

 During the course of a case, court documents are maintained at the Bankruptcy Court, 380 Westminster Street, 6th floor, Providence, RI. Since records are open for viewing, members of the public may visit the office to view and make copies. The most important aspects to keep in mind are:

Certified Copies of Bankruptcy Documents

 Certified copies of bankruptcy documents can be obtained in person or by mail. In order to obtain a certified copy of a bankruptcy document, you must have a bankruptcy case number and the docket number of the document to be certified.

Online

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) is a web-based system that allows users with an internet connection and a PACER account to view or print case documents online.  A fee of .10 cents is charged for each page viewed.

Paper Copies of Bankruptcy Documents

Paper copies of bankruptcy documents can be obtained in person, by mail, or by using Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).  To sign up for a PACER account, register at http://www.pacer.gov/(link is external).  

Closed Cases - Archived Case Information

The Federal Records Center (FRC) in Waltham, Massachusetts stores inactive records.