Clerk's Office Procedural Handbook

The Procedural Handbook of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Office of the Clerk of Court, contains information on: filing civil actions/documents, general motion practice & pretrial procedures, fees, judicial chambers, forms (appendices), clerk's office directory, appeals, bill of costs, & after hours filing.

The current Procedural Handbook is available below, including appendices. Please see the Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan for information referenced on the Civil Case Management Track Designation Form (Appendix I) as being on the reverse side of the form. For information regarding subpoena forms, please see the FAQs.

Clerk's Office Procedural Handbook (August 2017)
Clerk's Taxation of Costs Handbook (August 2012)
Appendix A ECF Procedures
Appendix B PDF File Information
Appendix C Validation of Signature Form, Local Rule 5.1.2
Appendix D ECF Registration and Notification Forms  
Appendix E ECF Training Application Form
Appendix F Designation Form
Appendix G Disclosure Statement Form
Appendix H Civil Cover Sheet
Appendix I Civil Case Management Track Designation Form
Appendix J Modification or Redaction of Personal Identifiers, Local Rule 5.1.3
Appendix K Consent to Facsimile Transmission of Notices of Orders
  Facsimile Transmission Authorization  
Appendix L Mail Information Form
  Mail Sent to Counsel form  
Appendix M Judges' Room Numbers and Zip Code + 4-Digit Extension Numbers
  Mail Sent to the Court  
Appendix N Summons in a Civil Action, Proof of Service
Appendix O Writ of Execution
Appendix P Appellate Transcript Purchase Order
Appendix Q Consent and Reference of a Civil Action to a Magistrate Judge
  Procedure to Consent to Reference of Civil Action or Proceeding to Magistrate Judge
Appendix R Bill of Costs
Appendix S Special Listing Agreement
Appendix T Busy Slip
Appendix U Standing Order Re: Sentencing Reform Act of 1984
Appendix V Credit Card Collection Network Procedues
  Credit Card Collection Network Authorization Form  
Appendix W Bail Bond Secured by Property or Real Estate Bond
Appendix X       Attorney Admissions Application (Pro Hac Vice)
Appendix Y Transcript Order Form
Appendix Z Audio Recording Order Form
Appendix AA Order, In Re: Amendment to Local Civil Rule 5.1.2, Electronic Case Filing ("ECF") Procedures
Appendix AA Notice of Electronic Availability of Transcripts in Case Management/Electronic Case Files (CM/ECF) and Transcript Redaction
Appendix BB Notice concerning Digital Audio File Electronic Access Pilot Program
Appendix CC PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) Registration Form  
Appendix DD CRIS Order
Appendix EE ECF Electronic Filing of Complaints Information Form