Court Reporters and Reporter Transcripts
Official Reporting Services
(a) Court Reporter Availability - Pursuant to Rule 2.956 of the California Rules of Court, the services of official court reporters are normally available as follows:
- Dept. 1 - Felony Proceedings
Misdemeanor Proceedings (subjection to availability of the official reporter)
- Dept. 2 – Civil Proceedings (not routinely provided see (b) below.)
Family Law Proceedings (not routinely provided see (b) below.)
Infraction Proceedings (not provided see (e) below.)
- Dept. 4 - Family Support Calendar (subject to availability of official reporter)
- All Other Departments - Felony and Juvenile proceedings only.
Contact the court reporter’s office at 209-754-9810 in advance on their availability for hearings.
(b) Request for Reporter Services – If not normally available, a party may request the services of the official court reporter at trial or hearing. To request the services of the official reporter, a party must file a written request with the court at least twenty (20) days prior to the trial or hearing date. If available, court reporter services will be provided by the court’s official reporter subject to the deposit of the fee provided in the court’s civil fee schedule. If, after receipt of a written request, it appears to the court the services of an official reporter will not be available, the clerk will notify the party of that fact as soon as possible before the trial or hearing. The party will then need to make arrangements for the presence of a pro tempore court reporter.
(c) Payment for Reporter Services at Trial and Hearings - Where the services of an official reporter are requested for trials or hearings pursuant to subsection (b), the requesting party must pay to the Clerk of the Court the fee required by Government Code §68086 as set forth in the court’s fee schedule. The fee must be paid prior to the trial or hearing and proof of payment must be provided prior to commencement of the proceedings.
(d) Payment for Reporter Services at Proceedings Lasting Less than One Hour - Where the services of an official reporter are requested pursuant to subsection (b), the fee for services of the official court reporter for a proceeding of less than one hour is $30.00. The fee must be paid prior to the trial or hearing and proof of payment must be provided prior to commencement of the proceedings.
(e) Electronic Recording as Official Record – Pursuant to Rules 2.952 and 8.789 of the California Rules of Court, the court’s electronic recording system shall be the official reporting service for infractions, and upon order of the court, in misdemeanor and limited civil proceedings. For infraction appeals where the appellant elects to proceed with a transcript of the oral proceedings instead of al settled statement, the cost for preparation of the transcript shall be borne by the appellant
Transcripts are available at a cost to the requesting party. Contact the court reporter that was at your hearing at 209-754-9810. You must have the case number, date and time of your hearing.