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Transcript Procedures and Rates

By Type of User:

  • Non-electronic filers may order an official typewritten transcript of a court hearing by completing an AO 435 Transcript Order form . The completed AO 435 form can be dropped off in person or mailed to the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s Office in Bangor or Portland.  
  • Registered ECF electronic filers should request a transcript in ECF by using the Bankruptcy or Adversary “Misc” event, input your case number, and select the “Transcript Request” event.

Cost of Transcript:

  • The estimated cost of the transcript is based on the number of pages and the delivery time requested (see below chart). 
  • The actual cost will be determined by the assigned transcriber (transcribers are assigned on a rotating basis by the court) and the requestor must pay the fee directly to the transcriber before the transcript is released unless another arrangement is made prior to the production of the transcript.
  • The transcriber will contact you for your billing information prior to starting the transcript.
  • If you would like a copy of a transcript that has previously been ordered by another party, you may contact the transcriber that produced the transcript and obtain a less expensive rate.
  • Transcript rates are set by the Judicial Conference of the United States. You can find the full list of costs for additional pages on the U.S. Court's Website.


Type of Delivery

Delivery Time

Price Per Page FY 2023

Ordinary Up to 30 calendar days 3.65 per page
14 Day Up to 14 calendar days 4.25 per page
Expedited Up to 7 calendar days 4.85 per page
3 Day Up to 3 calendar days 5.45 per page
Daily Next calendar day 6.05 per page
Hourly 2 hours 7.25 per page

Receipt of the Transcript

The requesting party will receive the transcript directly from the transcript provider when it is completed.

When the Court receives the transcript from the transcriber, it will be docketed and access to the transcript will be restricted for 90 days. During the 90-day restricted period, the transcript may be viewed using the public terminals at the Bankruptcy Court Clerk’s offices in Bangor and Portland. After the 90-day period, the transcript becomes unrestricted to all.