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General Information - All E-filers

What You Need to Do

Do you have your own individual PACER account?

You must have your own individual PACER account that will be linked to your CM/ECF filing account.  Shared PACER accounts cannot be used by CM/ECF users now that the Court has upgraded.

Have you upgraded your Legacy PACER account?

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

Link a New or Upgraded PACER Account to your CM/ECF Account

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

Do you know your current CM/ECF Login and Password?

Your current CM/ECF login and password is the one you use for e-filing documents in Legacy CM/ECF.  If it has been saved as a default in your browser, it will be lost and not recoverable when you try to link your PACER and CM/ECF accounts.  If you do not know your current CM/ECF login and password you can contact the court during regular business hours at (515) 284-6230 to have your password reset for account linking purposes.

Click here to watch an online TUTORIAL that explains how to upgrade an existing PACER account, link your PACER account to CM/ECF and request to e-file (if needed).

Does your firm need a PACER Administrative Account (PAA)?

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

Saving Payment Information for PACER and CM/ECF filing fees

Instructions for Saving Payment Information for PACER and CM/ECF Filing Fees.