Transcript Procedures and Rates

Instructions for Ordering a Written Transcript

1) Select any approved transcription service from the list of Court Approved Transcription Services and call to request a transcript. The transcription service will advise of procedures and costs associated with your request.

2) The transcription service will docket the Acknowledgment of Transcript on the case docket, and the court will provide the digital audio recording of your request to the transcriber. From the audio they will provide an original, hard-copy transcript according to the specifics of your request.

3) Please be advised that you cannot order a portion of a hearing or a portion of a specific case heard as part of a calendar; instead, you will need to order the entire hearing.

4) Prior to requesting a transcript, it is the responsibility of the requesting party to verify that the transcript has not already been filed with the court.

5) Please do not contact the court for transcripts. The transcribers are your direct contact for ordering and follow up.

6) The court does not make recommendations for transcription service agencies.


Cost of Transcript

  • The estimated cost of the transcript is based on the number of pages and the delivery time requested. One hour of audio equals approximately 50 typed pages. Please see Maximum Transcript Rate Schedule for more information on pricing.

  • A transcript that is estimated to be over 100 pages cannot be ordered on an hourly or daily basis. 

  • The actual cost will be determined by the assigned transcriber and the requestor must pay the fee directly to the transcriber before the transcript is released, unless another arrangement is made prior to the production of the transcript.

  • The transcriber will contact you for your billing information prior to starting the transcript.

  • If you would like a copy of a transcript that has previously been ordered by another party, you may contact the transcriber that produced the transcript and obtain a less expensive rate.


Digital Audio Recording 

Instructions for obtaining a digital audio recording can be found here.


Reviewing a Transcript 

Transcript availability is governed by the Judicial Conference Policy on Electronic Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings.