Policy 206 - Fees/Exp for Preparation of Transcripts Effective July 1, 2010
UNIFIED JUDICIAL SYSTEM
FEES AND EXPENSES FOR
PREPARATION OF TRANSCRIPTS
1. For the preparation of a transcript from shorthand notes or recording device,
except as indicated below, the court reporter or other individual employed by
the judiciary to prepare a transcript is entitled to receive per page
compensation of $2.503.25 for the original, and $.50.75 for copies. If a
party requests that a transcript be prepared and delivered within 14 days, and
the expedited preparation and delivery is not required by statute or supreme
court rule, then the per page compensation may be increased to $4.25 for the
original and .75 for copies.
Time spent in preparation of transcripts in which a per page compensation is
allowed is not eligible for overtime compensation and should ordinarily be
outside of regular business hours.
2. The court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary shall not
receive per page compensation for the preparation of the following:
a. Criminal or juvenile case transcripts requested by the Indigent
Defense Commission for the purpose of appeal or for any court
proceeding that occurred prior to the appointment of counsel;
b. Criminal or juvenile case transcripts requested by the state’s attorney
for the purpose of appeal;
c. Transcripts of the judge’s and state’s attorney’s official statements to
the Pardons Advisory Board; and
d. Transcripts prepared at the direction of a district court judge or
Preparation of the transcript is defined as an original and one copy to be filed
in the office of the clerk, one copy for each party separately represented, and,
if parole or probation be granted, one copy to the division of parole and
3. A fee of $5 per computer diskette containing a transcript may be received if
the court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary has prepared
a transcript under this policy. If no transcript has been previously prepared,
the court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary is entitled to
receive the per page compensation outlined in subsection 1 for preparation
of the transcript and copying to computer diskettes.
A. Expenses Associated With Recording the Proceeding.
The state will pay for expenses associated with recording the proceedings and
maintenance of stenographic equipment owned by the state.
B. Expenses and Equipment Use.
1. The court reporter may use the court reporter's equipment or state-owned
2. The court reporter or other individual employed by the judiciary to prepare
a transcript will be responsible for costs associated with producing a
transcript if entitled to a fee for preparing the transcript, including paper,
copying, binding, etc. The state will pay for associated expenses if there is
no fee compensation.
C. Computer-CAT System.
The state court administrator may approve the purchase of computers, software,
stenowriters, and other CAT related expenditures upon approval of a statewide CAT