Flat-Fee Membership


One monthly rate gets you everything you need. Great for active users who need one low consistent bill.

Group pricing is available for firms and significant per seat discounts are available after five users. Contact us to learn more.


  • Unlimited document access
  • Unlimited case alerts
  • Unlimited docket tracking
  • Unlimited search
  • Unlimited analytics


Excludes PACER fees .
API not included. Group pricing may apply.

Pay-As-You-Go Membership


With this membership option, you only pay when you use Docket Alarm. Best for casual users who only need a handful of documents a month.


  • $4/document
  • $3/day new case alerts
  • $3/docket update
  • $2/day for docket tracking
  • $1/search for Federal Courts


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Includes PACER fees. API access available.

API Integration

API integration is available under the Pay-As-You-Go plan and is offered at a reduced rate for bulk users.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What other charges are there?

For flat rate accounts, you pay PACER fees for Federal Courts and Bankruptcies and certain state courts. When accessing state court documents that incur a charge, you will be asked to confirm document purchases.

For Pay-As-You-Go accounts, all fees are included, you pay nothing extra. However, some State court documents are unavailable. Also, analytics are not available for Pay-As-You-Go members.

Am I charged for each document?

For Pay-As-You-Go accounts, yes, you are charged for each document, whether you download it or just view it. After the first view, all subsequent access and downloads are free.

Flat-Rate accounts have no per-document access fees, except for PACER fees discussed above.

How does tracking work?

When you track a docket, we check the court multiple times day to see if any new filings have been posted. If there is anything new, we email you and can attach the new filings to the email.

You control how often we check the docket. For attorneys who need fast updates, we check the docket continuously, over a dozen times a day. We also have a special stock trader alert (not included in flat rate) for even more speed.

What is the billing commitment?

No commitment! We really mean it! Just switch to Pay-As-You-Go and monthly fees stop immediately.

How will I be billed?

We email both an Excel and PDF receipt listing each line-item that incurred a fee. If you utilize billing codes, the line-items are sorted by code. This makes sorting bills by matter and billing to the client easy.

Are there developer APIs?

You bet! Our API is perfect for developers integrating court data into their apps. We even offer heavy API users bulk access rates. Read more on our developer API here. Happy hacking!

If you're not a programmer but want to integrate court data into apps, we have an option that requires no programming. Read about our Zapier integration here.

When will I be billed?

Flat-Fee: Your monthly subscription fee is charged when you sign up, and every month on the signup anniversary. If PACER fees are accumulated during the month, they are billed at the end of the billing period in which they were accumulated.

Pay-As-You-Go: Your balance is charged when it first exceeds $20, and then again for the remaining amount one month after signing up. For example, if you accumulate $30 in charges right after signing up, we first charge $20, and then $10 one month later.

We sometimes bill more frequently if we see excessive activity on an account.

How do I cancel?

For the Pay-As-You-Go plan, there is nothing to cancel. We only charge when you use Docket Alarm, so if you do not login or perform research, you will not be charged.

To cancel the Flat-Fee plan, change your account type to Pay-As-You-Go, and you will not be charged monthly access fees again.

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