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Transcript Information

How do I request a transcript of my Court hearing?

Requests for transcripts of hearings are submitted in writing to the Administration Office of the Court.  The Court approved Transcript Request form may be found here.  It contains all required information for transcripts to be prepared.  No transcript will be prepared without the submission of a completed Transcript Request form. Please provide a frequently checked e-mail address with your request; the Court will use e-mail to communicate the progress of the submitted request.

There are two methods by which the Court will complete transcript requests; a request may be assigned to an in-house Court staff member OR to a dedicated outside service agency.   The Court shall determine which method will be selected based upon current transcript workload.  Parties shall make their transcript requests and pay their deposits in a timely manner to avoid being charged an expedited rate for the transcript. 

Method One:  In-house Transcript Preparation.  The Administration Office will accept a completed Transcript Request form from the requesting party and provide an estimated cost for the transcript.  A deposit must be paid to the Clerk of Courts.  Once the deposit is paid and the requesting party has provided the Administration Office with proof of deposit, the transcript will be prepared. The Administration Office will notify the requesting party once the transcript is complete and of any unpaid balance owed on the transcript.  The unpaid balance must be paid to the Clerk of Courts and proof of payment provided to the Court prior to the transcript being released.  

Method Two:  Outside Service Agency Transcript Preparation.  The Administration Office will accept a completed Transcript Request form from the requesting party. The Administration Office will inform the requesting party that an outside service agency has been assigned to prepare the request and the agency will reach out with estimated cost, required deposit, and payment information.

How much does a transcript or an audio recording cost?

            Original Transcript-$4.00 per page

            Expedited Transcript-$7.00 per page

            Copy of Transcript-$0.05 per page

            Copy of exhibits-$0.05 per page

            Audio recording shared through our file share site-No charge 

How long does it take to get a transcript?

There are a variety of factors that determine the turn-around time on a transcript.  The average turn-around time for a transcript between 1 and 50 pages is two to three weeks.  The parties shall consider requesting a transcript in a timely manner for any upcoming hearings that may require the transcript.
Audio recordings are shared with the parties in 24-48 business hours after the request is received by the Administration Office.

Do I have to pick up and make the final payment for my transcript myself, or can someone else do this for me?

The requesting party should pick up and pay for a transcript due to the sensitive nature of the information contained within.  However, the requesting party may make arrangements with the Administration Office to designate a specific individual in his/her place.  Any individual may be asked to present photo identification prior to the release of the transcript from the Court.

What is the difference between a transcript of the hearing and an audio recording of the hearing?

A transcript is a typed document where you can read everything that was recorded during the hearing.  An audio recording is only the audio from the proceeding to be listened to from a computer.  The audio is shared via a file share and will require specific software for playback.  Refer to this site, fortherecord.com, for assistance to play the audio files shared with you. You can utilize the web player or download the software.