The general public may have access to digitally recorded court proceedings, with the exception of those that are deemed confidential. Proceedings that are confidential in nature, such as Juvenile Dependency or Delinquency, may only be obtained with a signed court order.
Presently, there are two ways to receive a copy of digitally recorded court proceedings; a typed transcript or a CD containing the Audio/Video recording. If you have requested a CD of the recording it will be reviewed for privileged communications.
Please note, pursuant to the law of the State of Florida a written transcript must be provided to the Court for all exceptions/objections to hearings by a General Magistrate. See Rule 12.490(g) Florida Family Laws Rules of Procedure for more information.
Orders will not be processed until a completed form is provided. Incomplete order forms will not be processed. Please complete one of the request forms listed below; make sure all of the following information is included:
- Case Number
- Case Name
- Date of Hearing
- Name of Judge and/or courtroom
- CD Request and Usage Agreement Form
- Form for Attorneys of Record and Parties to Case
- Written Transcript Request Form
Once completed, fax the order form to 407-665-4991 or mail it to:
Digital Court Reporters
Criminal Justice Center
101 Eslinger Way
Sanford, FL 32773
In accordance with FS 29.0195, the fee is $25.00 (includes shipping & handling) plus a review and redaction fee of $.38 per minute. For example, the recording of an hour-long proceeding would cost $47.80 ($25 fee + 60 minutes X .38 per minute). Once the request form is received, the Digital Recording Office will contact you with the cost of your order. No orders will be processed until payment is received. ALL CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS MUST BE MADE OUT TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA. CASH AND CREDIT CARDS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Requests for digital recordings will not be processed until full payment and a signed copy of the usage agreement are received. Normal turnaround time is 10 to 14 business days after payment is received, however if a recording of a jury trial is being requested, it can take up to 30 days to fill the order.
Upon receipt of the completed transcript request form, a court reporter will contact you with the estimate for the transcript and make financial arrangements with you.
PLEASE NOTE: Written transcript requests will not be processed until quote is agreed to and payment arrangements have been made. MAKE CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS PAYABLE TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA.
Questions: If you have further questions, please contact the Digital Court Reporter’s office via email using the following link: SeminoleDCR@flcourts18.org or by calling 407-665-6012.