Requests for Court Reporter Transcripts may be submitted via our online Transcript Request Form. In order to process your request, you will need to include the following information, Case Name, Case Number, Date of Proceedings, Department Number, Name of the Court Reporter, Requesting Party’s Name and Email. After receiving your request, the court reporter will provide you with an estimate of the cost for the transcript. You will then need to make arrangements with the court reporter for payment. Once financial arrangements and payment has been made, the court reporter will prepare the transcript per your request.
How Do I Determine Who the Court Reporter Was for a Proceeding?
You may access your case file which shows the department number and date of every hearing heard in the case through: Court Connect. After determining the date(s) and Department(s) of the desired hearing, go to our Assignment Log. The Assignment Logs will show what Court Reporter was assigned to the Department on the day you are requesting. If the log indicates electronic recording (ER), please see instructions below.
How Long Do Court Reporters Retain Their Notes?
Per Government Code Section 69955(e), and the policy of this Court, with the exception of death penalty cases, the reporter’s shorthand notes for criminal proceedings are only required to be retained for a period of ten (10) years. All other proceedings, including civil, reporter’s notes are required to be retained for five (5) years. Note: A transcript may not be available for all proceedings.
How do I Request an Electronic Recording to be Transcribed?
An electronic recording is an alternative method to capture court proceedings of misdemeanor or infraction case by using an electron recording device (Government Code Section 69957). Proceedings in Departments, 17, 21 and 24 are Departments that utilize electronic recordings rather than through the use of a Court Reporter. The audio recording of a proceeding can be purchased for your use, however, it is not considered the official record. To request a copy of the CD creating the recording, please use this form To request a CD transcribed, please fill out the Electronic Recording Transcript Request Form. A transcriber will get back to you with the cost and procedure to acquire the transcript.
Who May I Contact if I Have Miscellaneous Questions?