In an effort to streamline the process of ordering transcripts and to get them to customers faster, starting on November 2, 2015, users will no longer need to get an estimate from the Office of the Court Reporter before placing an order for a transcript.  When you wish to order a transcript, simply follow the link below to submit a CD or Transcript Request. The request will be forwarded by the Office of the Court Reporter to the transcription vendor, and the vendor will provide you with the estimate. If you decide that you only want a portion of the transcript, you can work directly with the vendor to get the new estimate before placing your order. All deposits and final payments will be paid to the vendor. Additionally, there will no longer be a $10 processing fee for transcripts.  Beginning on November 2, 2015, the price of CDs for audio recordings will be $35.00 per CD. You can still listen for free in the law library.

ORDER ONLINE: Click here to complete and submit a CD or Transcript Request

Please note, this form is only used for ordering a transcript or CD from the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County.  If you require a transcript of a hearing conducted at a different Circuit Court location, contact that court directly.  If you require a transcript from of a hearing conducted at a District Court location click here for the appropriate form.

The Court Reporters Office is located in Suite 304 of the courthouse, which is the main entrance floor of the building. After passing the main central staircase, turn left towards the South Street side of the building, it will be the last door on the right hand side of the gallery.

Walk-in Transcript ordering and pickup hours: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Our Court Reporting staff can produce a CD for listening purposes. CDs are available for $35 per CD and are only available for hearings held after July 1, 1999. Each CD can hold approximately 6 hours of digital audio - If a CD is requested for a multiple day trial, more than one CD may need to be purchased at $35 per CD.

Please note - CDs can only be played on a computer - software needed to listen to the digital recording is included on the CD.

If a CD is requested in MP3 format, due to conversion time required, the rate of $45.00 per CD will be charged.


As set forth by the Maryland Judiciary's Court Reporting Manual (February 2005), transcript charges for regular copies shall be as follows:

For the original of a transcript (Normal 20 Business Day Delivery): $3.00 per page
For first additional copy: 50¢ per page
For second additional copy: 25¢ per page

Overnight - Next Day, a.m. Delivery: $7.00 per page
2-5 Day Delivery: $4.00 per page
7 Day Delivery: $3.50 per page
10 Day Delivery: $3.25 per page

Standard turn-around time for transcription orders is 20 Business Days (Pickup by 3:30 p.m. and deliver by 3:30 p.m.)


Transcript costs are based on the number of pages and how quickly a transcript is required.  The number of pages in a transcript varies widely from case to case and is affected by many factors.  The cost chart below are SAMPLES of transcript costs.  The cost of your actual transcript may be significantly higher or lower than samples provided.

 Hearing Time  Standard 2-5 Days  7 Days  10 Days Overnight
 30 Minutes $90  $120  $105 $97.50 $210
 1 Hour $180  $240  $210 $195 $420
Half Day  $540  $720  $630  $585 $1,260
Full Day $1,080 $1,440 $1,260 $1170 $2,520


ORDER ONLINE: Click here to complete and submit a CD/Transcript Request

When ordering a transcript, the time begins to run when the transcription service receives the order from the Court. The normal delivery time for transcripts on the day they are due is 3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Next day expedited transcript requests must be received by the Court Reporting Department no later than 1:00 p.m.