Transcript Requests for Civil and Criminal Cases

Transcript Order Policy
All transcript / CD copy requests must be made in writing. The following information is required:
  • Case name
  • Case number
  • Exact hearing and/or trial dates
  • Name of the presiding judge or master
Send your completed Circuit Court Legal Transcript Request Form via fax, email, or mail your request to:
Ms. Jeannie Dower
Legal Transcription Office
Circuit Court for Frederick County
100 W. Patrick St.
Frederick, Maryland 21701

Ph: 301-600-1919

When your request is received, you will be contacted regarding an estimate of cost. Send no payment until contacted by our office.

Additional Important Information
Transcribers accept checks from attorneys on behalf of their clients or money orders or cash from private parties. Transcribers do not accept personal checks or credit cards.

Before a transcript order can be processed, customers will be required to pay an 80% deposit -- no exceptions. Below is the formula transcribers use when calculating the estimated total cost and the deposit cost for transcript orders.

Estimated Total and Deposit Amount
Number of Total Pages (1 hour of courtroom time = 50 pages) multiplied by the rate of $3.50 per page. For example: 2 hours courtroom time X 50 pages = 100 pages X $3.50 = $350.00). Multiply the Estimated Total of $350.00 by 80% = $280.00 for the deposit cost. Please understand that these are estimates only based on the above calculations as a transcriber has no way of determining the exact cost of a transcript until the order has been completed. Final payment must be made in its entirety before a transcript will be released to a customer. Cash deposits and final payments on transcripts must be made with exact change as the transcribers are unable to make change.

CD Copies
Copies made from the original CD recording can be made at a minimum rate of $17.50 for a hearing 2 hours and under. Above a 2 hour hearing, the charge is based on $42.50/per hour of time it takes to copy by the transcriber.