Transcript Information


  1. Please contact a court authorized transcription service. Prior to selecting a transcriber, please refer to the court docket to see if a transcript has already been requested or if there is a standing order in place for a specific case. In that instance you must use the transcriber with the standing order for the case.  The transcriber will advise as to procedures and costs pertaining to your request. The service will ask you to provide the following: case name and number, date of hearing, and turn-around time (refer to choices below). Please note that the court does not make any recommendation as to which service provider to use. Use the transcribers email, phone number or website address to place an order. The transcribers are your direct contacts for ordering instructions and follow up.
  2. The Transcriber will file the Request for Transcript electronically in CM/ECF. 
  3. Upon e-filing of the Request for Transcript, the clerk’s office will forward the required hearing information to the designated Transcription Service Provider electronically.  Thereafter, contact the Transcription Service Provider directly if you have questions regarding your transcript order.  Transcripts cannot be picked up at the Court.  When the transcript is completed, the transcriber will send the document to you directly along with a copy to the court so that it may be placed on the court docket. For questions regarding specific hearings, contact (302) 252-2900 and ask for an available ECRO.

In accordance with Judicial Conference Policy and amendments to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 49.1:

  • Transcripts will be available for viewing only at the public terminals of the Clerk's Office for 90 days after it is filed.
  • During the 90-day period, a copy of the transcript may be obtained from the court transcriber at the rate established by the Judicial Conference.
  • After the 90-day period has expired, the transcript will be available for viewing and copying in the Clerk's Office and for download through PACER.

Click here for information regarding Standing Order requests.


Currently, the Court is not accepting applications from other transcript service providers. The current providers are sufficient to meet the Court's needs. 
The Court reserves the right to increase or further limit the number of transcribers on the list.  In the event the court determines that additional transcribers are needed, public notice will be given with instructions on how to apply to be added to the list of approved transcribers.