Record of Court Proceedings
Proceedings before the court are recorded electronically, and most are recorded by a court reporter. Transcripts of proceedings before either a judge or magistrate are available through a court reporter. The cost of a transcript depends on the type of record and the number of pages in the final typed transcript.
How to Order a Transcript of a Hearing or Trial
To order a transcript you will need the case number, date(s) of the proceeding you want transcribed and (if possible) the judge's or magistrate's name and courtroom number. Complete and submit the appropriate order form as directed below. Forms are available online or from the court reporter coordinator. If you need to speak to the court reporter coordinator, please see contact information below.
If you are appealing from the circuit court to the Court of Appeals or Court of Special Appeals, you should complete the Transcript Order for Appeal form.
If you need a transcript for any other reason, complete the Transcript Order for Non-Appeal Transcripts.
Paying for Your Transcript
A court reporter coordinator will provide an estimate in advance but will not know the final cost until the transcript is completed. Payment in full based on the estimate is due upon placing an order. Any additional costs beyond the initial payment shall be paid prior to delivery of the transcript. Any overages will be refunded upon delivery of the transcript.
Copy of Audio Recording (PC compatible only)
Audio recordings of court proceedings are available for listening purposes only. You should complete and submit the Request for Copy of Audio Recording form available online or from the Office of the Court Reporter Coordinator. You must sign the Request for Copy of Audio Recording form and make payment to Calvert County Treasurer in the form of a cashier's check or money order before your request is processed. The cost is $25 per CD. (PC compatible CD) We do not accept credit cards or personal checks.
Please complete the Request for Copy of Audio Recording form and submit along with payment to the Office of the Court Reporter Coordinator by hand delivery or regular mail to 175 Main Street, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678.
Office of the Court Reporter Coordinator
Mailing Address: Court Reporter Coordinator
175 Main Street
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Telephone: 410-535-1600, ext. 2419