Due to COVID 19, Washington County Circuit Court is operating with restrictions as authorized by the Chief Justice Order 20-016 and the Presiding Judge Orders 283CV, 284CV & 290CV. Beginning June 1, 2020, Court offices are open from 8AM to 5PM, closed for lunch between 12PM and 1PM, Monday through Friday, excluding Court Holidays and Furlough days. Please be informed that the Court business is still significantly limited, and this email account may not be currently monitored. Non-essential requests for records will not be reviewed or addressed until court resumes normal business operations. Any non-essential requests must be resubmitted at that time. Thank you for your patience.
If you are filing an appeal of your case, you may need a
transcript of the hearing and not an audio copy. An audio copy is a sound recording that you
listen to. A transcript is a written record of the hearing that you
read. Transcripts are made by a professional transcriber who listens to the audio (sound) recording and types the spoken words into a written document.
How do I request a transcript for the purpose of filing an appeal?
If you are requesting a transcript for the purpose of filing an appeal on a case, call the court’s Transcript Coordinator at
503.846.8765. The Appeal should be filed with the Court of Appeals prior to requesting this official copy and transcript. The transcript will be done by a court approved transcriber.
How do I request a transcript if it is not for the purpose of filing an appeal?
If the transcript is needed for any other reason (it is not for the purpose of an appeal), you may take an audio recording of the hearing to a certified transcriber. Certified transcribers or court reporters may be located in the yellow pages of the phone book or by searching online.