The United States District Court
District of Colorado

Hon. Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge
Jeffrey P. Colwell Esq., Clerk of Court

Our mission is to serve the public by providing a fair and impartial forum that ensures equal access to justice in accordance with the rule of law, protects rights and liberties of all persons, and resolves cases in a timely and efficient manner.

Electronic Case Filing (ECF)

The United States District Court,District of Colorado welcomes you to the Electronic Document System. The Electronic Document System has two components, an electronic document filing component known as Electronic Case Files (ECF) and an electronic document viewing component, known as Public Access to Electronic Case Records (PACER). Both components may be accessed from the same login screen. Electronic Case Filing has been mandatory for civil cases since June 20, 2005 and for criminal cases since December 5, 2005.

The ECF system allows registered users to file and receive electronic notice of filed documents electronically over the Internet from anywhere in the world. With the exception of some daily maintenance, CM/ECF is available virtually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The PACER system allows registered users to access electronic versions of filed court documents in real time over the Internet anywhere in the world, virtually 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Participating in the Electronic Document System is a two-step process. To view electronic documents, a user must register and receive a login from the PACER Service Center. To file documents electronically using ECF, a registered PACER user must also register with the court as an ECF user. A PACER user does not have to register as an ECF user to take advantage of viewing documents electronically, but will not be able to e-file with a PACER login.

Please note that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court and U.S. District Court require separate CM/ECF logins. A CM/ECF login and password for the U.S. District Court will not work with the Bankruptcy Court.

Log in page to File Documents Electronically

Register for the Electronic Document System
Register for a PACER Account
Register for an ECF Account- Attorney
Application form requesting an ECF Account- Pro Se
 
Other PACER Information
General PACER Information
Application for Exemption from PACER Fees
PACER Service Center
 
Use the Electronic Document System
Electronic Case Files - Document Filing
PACER - Document Viewing
 
Training Information
Register for Classroom Training
ECF Online Tutorial
ECFTraining Database (Registered Users Only)
 
Helpful Links
U.S. Courts Website
10th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado
Other District Courts on ECF
U.S.Courts Privacy Policy Website
Important Documents
Electronic Case Files User Manual (Version 6.1)
Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Civil Version 6.1)
Electronic Case Filing Procedures (Criminal Version 6.1)
 
User Support and Training Documentation
   General CM/ECF Info
ECF Help Desk/Contact Us
ECF Frequently Asked Questions
Colo Release 6.0 and 6.1 Guide for External Filers
 
   Appeals Info
User Guide - Filing a Notice of Appeal and Pay.gov
User Guide - Creating an Appendix
 
   Attorney Case Opening/Notices of Removal Info
User Guide - Attorney Civil Case Opening
User Guide - Filing a Corporate Disclosure Statement and Adding the Corporate Parent(s)
Suggested procedural filing guideline for filing a Notice of Removal and state court documents
 
   Restricted Document Info
CM/ECF Version 5.x and Restricted Documents - PowerPoint presentation material (November 2011)
ECF Attorney Access Instructions for Restricted Documents
 
   Transcript Info
Policy Concerning Electronic Availability and Redaction of Transcripts
Guide to Transcript Redaction
 

Archived CM/ECF Electronic Documents