Certified Copies of Bankruptcy Documents

Certified copies of bankruptcy documents can be obtained by calling the  Clerk's office at (401) 626-3100, ext. 0 or by mail request.

In order to obtain a certified copy of a bankruptcy document, you must have both the bankruptcy case number and the docket number of the document to be certified.

1.  How to Locate Bankruptcy Case Number:

2.  How to Locate Case Document (Docket) Number:

  • Docket numbers are located on the official court docket and can be obtained from a public access terminal in the Bankruptcy Clerk's office or through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER).  To sign up for a PACER account, register at http://www.pacer.gov(link is external).  
  • Photocopy fees and search of court record fees may apply.  Please refer to the Bankruptcy Court Fee Schedule Page for more information regarding photocopy fees, search of court records fees, and the Court’s check acceptance policy. 

3.  Requests for Certified Bankruptcy Documents Sent by Mail Must Include:

  • Bankruptcy or Adversary Proceeding case number
  • Debtor(s) name
  • Docket number of document(s) to be copied and certified
  • Daytime telephone number of the requesting party
  • A self-addressed, stamped return envelope with postage for the documents requested

4.  Request for Certified Copy using ECF Event

  • Electronic Filers and Limited Users can use the event: “Request Certified Copy”, to obtain certified copies of court documents.  This event, located under the “Other” category in the Court’s electronic case filing system, allows you to electronically request the document to be certified, link to the specific case document, and then pay the miscellaneous fee using your pay.gov account.  

5.  Request for Certified Copy by Self-Represented Filers 

  • Self-Represented filers can visit the Court's Free Online Fee Payment Program page for information about how to order and electronically pay the applicable fee for a request for certified copy of a court document.