The Court does not
prepare on-site transcripts.
If you are not filing
an appeal of your case, you may only need an audio copy of the hearing or trial and not a transcript. An audio copy is a sound recording that you listen to. A transcript is a written record of the
hearing that you read. Written transcripts are not normally part of Circuit Court case files. Transcripts are made by a professional
transcriber who listens to the audio (sound) recording and types the spoken
words into a written document.
Transcripts are much more expensive than audio copies. If you would like a written transcript, you may obtain an audio recording of the proceeding from the court, and then have it transcribed at your own expense. (See Court Records - Audio Copy)
State law restricts
who may receive transcripts of hearings and trials for some case types such as
adoptions and juvenile cases. If you are
requesting a transcript from a restricted (confidential) case type, your
request may be denied or you may be required to complete additional paperwork,
show identification, and pick up the copies in person.