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Order a Circuit Court Transcript/Audio CD

  ORDER ONLINE: Click here to order a Transcript and/or Audio CD

If you decide to order a transcript, please work directly with the Court’s vendor, Deposition Services, Inc., to get an estimate before placing your order. All transcript deposits and final payments will be paid directly to the vendor.

Please note: This process is only used for ordering a transcript and/or audio CD from the Circuit Court for Montgomery 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 a hearing conducted at a District Court location, click here for the appropriate form.

Transcript requests for trials and hearings held from June 1982 – September 28, 2001

Due to a re-location of the original recordings, Technical Services requires an additional 5-10 business days for retrieval and preparation of the audio before it can be transcribed.


Transcript costs are based on the number of pages and turnaround time requested. The number of pages in a transcript varies widely from case to case and is affected by many factors.

Same Day: $5.20 per page (Maximum 40 pages, order before 10:00 am)
1 Business Day (26 hours): $4.03 per page (order before 4:00 pm)
3 Business Days: $3.17 per page
5 Business Days: $2.84 per page
10 Business Days: $2.41 per page
20 Business Days: $2.25 per page
Copies: 25¢ per page - with purchase of original transcript

All transcript orders are based on business days; weekends and holidays are not counted in turnaround times.

When ordering a transcript, the time begins to run when the transcription requestor pays the estimated total cost to the vendor. The normal delivery time for transcripts on the day they are due is 3:00 pm.

Sample Transcript Costs

The cost chart below is a SAMPLE of transcript costs (rounded off to the nearest dollar).  The cost of your actual transcript may be significantly higher or lower than samples provided.

 Hearing Time

Est. Pages

Same Day

26 hr.

3 Day

5 Day

10 Day

20 Day

 30 Minutes








 1 Hour








Half Day (4 hrs)








Full Day (8 hrs)








Please note: Same day printing is not available for transcripts longer than 40 pages

Transcripts for an Appeal

Rule 8-411 of the Annotated Code of Maryland pertaining to transcripts for appeals is as follows:

As noted above, human court stenographers were replaced by technical recordings in 1982; however, the same rules listed in the above Maryland Rule 8-411 apply today.


Audio CD’s:

The Technical Services Department can produce an audio CD for listening and verification of testimony only. Any broadcast of such electronic recording is strictly prohibited by law and Administrative Order of this Court.

All audio CD orders will be processed and paid for through the Court’s Technical Services Department. Technical Services accepts cash, check (made payable to the “Clerk of the Court”), and credit card (MasterCard, Visa, and Discover only). Please note that a 5% credit card convenience fee will be added to the order if you use a credit card.

Audio CD’s are available for $15 per 90 minutes of recorded audio for hearings/trials held after June, 1982. Software needed to listen to the digital recording is included on the audio CD.

Audio CD requests for trials and hearings held from June 1982 – September 28, 2001
  • Due to the location of the original recordings, Technical Services requires an additional five to ten business days for retrieval and preparation of the audio CD.
  • Total payment is required before Technical Services begins the retrieval process of Audio CD.
  • Once payment is made, preparation of Audio CD will be on a first come first serve basis.

If you require an audio CD to be played on an Apple computer, please note in the comment section within the online ordering form. Due to the conversion time required to process this request, it will take 2-3 days to complete.


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Montgomery County Circuit Court
50 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, Maryland 20850
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM