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We can provide copies of the recordings on compact disk (CD) media. Requests for non-confidential recordings may be made via phone, mail, e-mail, or in person in Room 03315 (File Room).Costs to receive audio:
If you need a written transcript, you can take your recording to a certified transcriber. Find a list of transcribers or court reporters by searching online.
Staff cannot give advice to a customer on what level of certification they may need for a document. Here is a general guideline for level of certification:
Police Reports are not maintained by the court. Please contact the responding or arresting law enforcement agency, such as:
Request copies of documents from court files in Room 03315 (File Room).
Multnomah County Circuit Court audio records proceedings digitally, and can provide copies of the recordings on compact disk (CD) media or via a secure email. You may request copies of these audio recordings from the Records Department.State law restricts who may receive audio copies of hearings and trials for some case types such as adoptions and juvenile cases. If you are requesting an audio copy 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.Copies of audio recordings will be electronically transferred using digital technology through a secure website. The court uses a digital recording system called “For The Record” (FTR), which is a proprietary system. To play the recordings you will need the free FTR Player. Court staff cannot assist you if you encounter problems with downloading the FTR Player. If you encounter technical difficulties with the FTR Player, you will need to contact technical support at FTR. Requests for non-confidential recordings may be made by:
1) You can use the
Online Record Searchfor free access to limited case information.
2) Records Request form in order to process your request as quickly as possible:
Make special copies and mail non standard sized documents or very large requests
For all document requests you need to have the case number, name of the document(s) you are requesting a copy of, and the filing date of the document(s). If you do not have this information you can use the
Online Record Search to find the case number and file date. Also please let us know if you need a regular copy, certified, or exemplified copy of the document(s).
You can contact the court with any of the following methods:
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