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The ORDER PRESCRIBING MAXIMUM RATES FOR TRANSCRIPTS isssued by the US District Court gives timeframes and maximum rates for Daily, Hourly and Realtime transcripts. These rates are not available for matters in the US Bankruptcy Court due to the use of 3rd party transcribers.

The Transcript Order form (AO 435) has 4 categories: Ordinary, Expedited, Daily and Hourly. Checking off “Ordinary” will be considered a 30 day transcript request. Checking off “Expedited” will be considered a 7-Day Expedited transcript request. If a 14-Day transcript request is desired, you must write “14-Day” on the order form.

How to order a transcript:

1. Determine what type of transcript you want.

Types of Transcripts:

  • Ordinary Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 30 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $3.65);
  • 14-Day Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 14 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $4.25);
  • 7-Day Expedited Transcript (A transcript to be delivered within 7 calendar days after receipt of an order by the transcriber, maximum rate per page is $4.85).

2. Fill out the AO 435 Transcript Order form being sure to enter the type of transcript you want:

  • Check [Ordinary] for a 30 day transcript
  • Check [Expedited] for a 7 day transcript
  • Write in 14-Day Transcript if so desired
  • The Daily and Hourly transcript categories are not available for matters in the US Bankruptcy Court due to the use of 3rd party transcribers.

3. The completed AO 435 Transcript Order form can be dropped off in person, sent via mail, or e-mailed to transcripts@meb.uscourts.gov. The transcriber will contact you with the cost of the transcription and to determine how you would like the transcript sent. Payment is made directly to the transcriber.

4. When the transcript is received by the court from the transcriber, it will be docketed and the requesting party will have unrestricted access to the transcript for 90 days, then it will become unrestricted for all. During the 90 day restricted period, the transcript may be viewed using the public terminals at the Clerk’s offices.