Transcripts of Court Proceedings

Transcripts of court proceedings are filed in electronic form.  Transcripts are available for viewing in the clerk's office, but may NOT be printed, copied or reproduced within the first 90 days after filing.  During this time, transcripts must be purchased from the court reporter.  Please call (608) 264-5936 to purchase a transcript.

Please Note: When a party requests that any portion of a transcript be sealed, that party is responsible for preparing a redacted version and sending to the court reporter for docketing.  Redacted transcripts become part of the public record 90 days after filing.  Please review the court's policy on electronic transcripts of court proceedings here.

For more information, please contact the clerk's office at (608) 264-5156.

Transcript Costs

The Judicial Conference of the United States has established rates for transcripts. VI Judicial Conference of the United States, Guide to Judiciary Policies and Procedures, Court Reporters' Manual, ch. 20, pt. 20.3.

Administrative Order Re: Transcript Fee Rates

Maximum Transcript Rates - All Parties Per Page

  Original First Copy to Each Party Each Addt'l Copy to Same Party
Ordinary Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of an order
$3.65 $ .90 $ .60
14-Day Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within fourteen (14) calendar days after receipt of an order
$4.25 $ .90 $ .60
Expedited Transcript
A transcript to be delivered within seven (7) calendar days after receipt of an order
$4.85 $ .90 $ .60
Daily Transcript
A transcript to be delivered following adjournment and prior to the normal opening hour of the court on the following morning whether or not it actually is a court day
$6.05 $1.20 $ .90
Hourly Transcript
A transcript of proceedings ordered under unusual circumstances to be delivered within two (2) hours
$7.25 $1.20 $ .90
Realtime Transcript
A draft unedited transcript produced by a certified realtime reported as a byproduct of realtime to be delivered electronically during proceedings or immediately following adjournment
$3.05 $1.20  

Realtime Connections (Feeds)
The fee for the number of realtime connections (fees) provided by a certified realtime court reporter are as follows:

One feed, the ordering party pays $3.05 per page
Two to four feeds, each party receiving a feed pays $2.10 per page
Five or more feeds, each party receiving a feed pays $1.50 per page