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Request Written Transcripts or Court Audio

It is the requestors responsibility to provide the following information in their request:

  • Case name and number
  • Specific requested dates
  • Judicial officers name

To find the above information, use the online Maryland case search tool to search for “open court proceeding.” Access to any protected cases (sealed, shielded or involving minors) requires the requestor to petition the court for access. The court will either grant or deny the request, delaying the process. 

Request a Written Court Transcript

Types of requests include:

  • Maryland Rule 8-411(a): Appeals—The appellant must order the transcript within 10 days after filing the Notice of Appeal. Failure to order in a timely manner and file the transcripts may result in the dismissal of the appeal. Review Maryland Rules 8-411 and 8-207 (a)(3).
  • Maryland Rule 2-541: Magistrates ExceptionsWithin 10 days after the filing of the magistrate's written report. The court may dismiss the exceptions of a party who has not complied with this section.
  • View the Guide to Self-Representation from the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

Learn more about the request process below:

Request an Audio CD or File

Hearings held before July 2011 may not be available by audio CD. CDs are provided for verification of testimony only and are not certified for court use.

Payment and Cost

We accept:

  • Credit card payments for audio only. Register now.
  • Checks and money orders must be made payable to Baltimore County, Maryland, not the Clerk of the Court.
ItemFee
Emailed Audio File Link (compatible with Windows, Apple and Android)$25
Audio CD (hold about one day of spoken testimony)$25
Each additional CD (at the time of ordering)$5
CD Mailing Fee$5

Instructions for Use

Legal Disclaimer: Maryland Rule 16-504 provides in part that upon written request and the payment of reasonable costs, the authorized custodian of an official recording shall make a copy of the audio-video recording available to a party to a proceeding or an attorney representing a party in the case. Unless authorized by an order of court, a person who receives a copy of an electronic recording shall not make or cause to be made any additional copy of the recording, give or electronically transmit the recording to any person not entitled to it under subsection (J) (1) of this rule. Maryland Criminal Procedure Article 1-201 provides that a person may not broadcast any proceeding in a criminal matter.

Complete the Request Form

Complete and submit the form below to request a written transcript or audio CD/file. If your request is expedited, call 410-887-4873 to confirm receipt.

Fields marked with >> are required.
Requesting Party's Contact Information
Case Information
Transcript Format>>
Is this written transcript request for an appeal or exceptions?>>
Expedited Delivery?>>
(Specific date, number of days or weeks)
(**Expedited rates apply)

Contact Us

Transcript and CD Requests

Baltimore County Courts Building
401 Bosley Avenue
Towson, Maryland 21204

Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone

Chief Administrative Judge

Ruth Ann Jakubowski

 
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