Seals of the Court of Appeals and Superior Court
District of Columbia Courts

Court Reporting and Recording Division

Court Reporting and Recording Division is responsible for making a verbatim record of all proceedings in the Superior Court. The Division produces transcripts for filing with the Court of Appeals and for private parties, attorneys, the press, and others.

Court Reporting Administration Branch:

processes all transcript requests and provides assistance with the cost and ordering of same. The office is located on the fifth floor of the Moultrie Courthouse -- Room 5400, 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

The Court Reporters Branch:

provides verbatim reporting services to members of the judiciary. Official Court Reporters are responsible for taking approximately 75% of all proceedings at DC Superior Court. The remaining 25% is transcribed by the Transcription Branch.

The Transcription Branch:

produces official transcripts of proceedings that were taken in the absence of an official court reporter.

Transcript Ordering Details:

Cost of transcripts (per page): $3.65 for Regular Delivery (30 calendar days for non-appeal and 60 calendar days for appeal), $4.25 for Intermediate Delivery (15 calendar days), $4.85 for Expedite (7 calendar days), $5.15 for Express (3 business days) , $6.06 for Daily (9:00 am following business day), $7.25 for Hourly (Approval Required), $0.90 for Copy (Regular or Expedite Delivery) $1.20 for Copy (Daily Delivery)

Realtime Transcript

A realtime transcript is an unedited draft produced by a CRR (Certified Realtime Reporter) as a by- product of realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following adjournment. Cost for realtime feed: $3.05 per page and the same copy page rate as outlined above. The $3.05 is in addition to the page rates outlined above and the delivery requested.

All transcript orders must be placed in Room 5400 of the Moultrie Courthouse at 500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

A deposit of one-half the estimated cost is required at the time the order is placed. Division staff will assist you in estimating the deposit amount.

The customer will be notified that their transcript(s) have been completed via e-mail.

In the event you have requested a hard copy and/or there is a balance due on the requested transcript(s), your transcript(s) can be picked up in Room 5400. If not, the transcript can be e-mailed to you after the outstanding balance is paid.

Please order transcripts in a timely manner to ensure they are available for your hearing date.

If you wish to cancel a transcript order, written notice is required, and you must pay for any portion of a transcript that was completed prior to written notice of cancellation.

Payment in full is required before Appeal transcripts will be filed with the Court of Appeals.

For additional information on ordering transcripts, please call (202) 879-1009. Division staff will assist you.