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The members of the Court Transcription Unit have the primary task of recording proceedings before judges, senior judges, masters, or other fact finders appointed by the Court. This task also includes the transcription of the proceeding when a transcript is requested.

Upon request, the court transcription personnel create a verbatim transcript of the proceedings. This written transcript is produced upon request of the Court or by any party in the case, usually to prepare for further court proceedings or to file an appeal. All transcripts of official court proceedings shall be prepared only upon written authorization or Order of Court.

In order to request a transcript, it is necessary to provide the date of the hearing, the name of the presiding judge, the name of the case and/or the defendant's name, and your contact information. We cannot assist you without the above information. Please note that a transcript is not considered ordered until the completed Request for Transcript or Copy form is processed, resulting in an Order of Court, and any required deposit is received.

For complete information and guidelines for ordering transcripts, see:
Rule 4009. Court Reporting and Transcripts-Fees and Procedures

REQUESTING A TRANSCRIPT

  • Complete Request for Transcript or Copy Form

  • File the original Request for Transcript or Copy Form with the appropriate filing office (i.e., Clerk of Judicial Records-Civil Division, Clerk of Judicial Records-Criminal Division, Orphans' Court, or the Domestic Relations Section) based upon the specific case type.

  • The requesting party shall also serve copies of the Request for Transcript or Copy Form upon:
    • the Judge presiding over the matter; and
    • the Court Reporter
    • by delivering (2) copies to the Court Administrator's Office located in Room 614; and

    • Opposing counsel or the opposing party, if not represented.

  • The Court Reporter shall prepare, file, and deliver the transcript upon:
    • The approval of the Presiding Judge; and
    • Full and proper payment of deposits and balance due by the requesting party to the appropriate filing office in accordance with the order of the Presiding Judge.

REQUESTING A COPY OF ANY TRANSCRIPT MADE PRIOR TO FILING THE TRANSCRIPT OF RECORD

  • Complete Request for Transcript or Copy Form and select "Yes" under IV, "Are you requesting a duplicate transcript that has been requested by another party, not yet filed?"

  • File the original Request for Transcript or Copy Form with the appropriate filing office (i.e., Clerk of Judicial Records-Civil Division, Clerk of Judicial Records-Criminal Division, Orphans' Court, or the Domestic Relations Section) based upon the specific case type.

  • The requesting party shall also serve copies of the Request for Transcript Form upon:
    • the Judge presiding over the matter; and
    • the Court Reporter
    • by delivering (2) copies to the Court Administrator's Office located in Room 614; and

    • Opposing counsel or the opposing party, if not represented.

  • The Court Reporter shall deliver the transcript upon:
    • Complete transcript payment and full and proper payment of copy fees.

REQUESTING A COPY OF ANY TRANSCRIPT PREVIOUSLY ORDERED, TRANSCRIBED AND FILED OF RECORD

  • Complete Request for Transcript or Copy Form and select "Yes" under IV, "Are you requesting a copy of an existing transcript?"

  • File the original Request for Transcript or Copy Form with the appropriate filing office (i.e., Clerk of Judicial Records-Civil Division, Clerk of Judicial Records-Criminal Division, Orphans' Court, or the Domestic Relations Section) based upon the specific case type.

  • The appropriate filing office shall provide the transcript upon:
    • Full and proper payment of copy fees.
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