UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE
DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
ACCESSING COURT RECORDS ARCHIVED AT THE
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA)
U.S. District Court cases are archived and shipped to the NARA facility in Waltham,
Massachusetts, on the following schedule: civil cases 1 year after closing, criminal cases 2
years.
National Archives and Records
Administration
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02452-6399
Phone: 781-663-0130
Fax: 781-663-0153
Research Room (toll free): 866-329-6465
(Please call before departing for the facility to confirm
that the case file has been located and is available for
viewing.)
E-mail: waltham.center@nara.gov
Web site:
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/ma/boston.html
There are several ways to review or obtain copies (certified and non-certified) of entire case
files or individual pleadings from a file that has been archived:
FROM THE CLERK'S OFFICE
For a prepaid $45 retrieval fee, the Clerk’s Office will order the case file from NARA and
have it shipped to the courthouse. The normal retrieval time is 5 business days. When
received by the court, you will be contacted so that arrangements can be made for viewing or
copying and, if requested, certification of documents.
FROM NARA
You may also access our court records directly through NARA. They offer the following
options:
• review of court cases on site at the Waltham facility
(You will need to call NARA to schedule an appointment.)
• copies of court cases by mail or fax
• certified copies of court documents
For specific details on these options including copy/certification charges, methods of
payment, and arrangements for delivery of documents, please call NARA or refer to
http://www.archives.gov/facilities/m...t_records.html.
NARA requires certain information in order to process your request, so before contacting
them, obtain the following data from either the Clerk’s Office or the PACER docket (look for the
docket entry: NARA File Location):
Court location: U.S. District Court for the District of NH, Concord, NH
Case file number:
Case file name(s):
Transfer number: 021-
(f/k/a Accession number)
Location number:
Box number:
USDCNH-75 (Rev. 10/03)(Previous Editions Obsolete)