The staff of the Court Reporters Office for each Court is responsible for accurately recording all courtroom proceedings and preparing certified verbatim transcripts of those proceedings as requested by attorneys, litigants or the public.
Information on obtaining a cost estimate and ordering a transcript for the Court of Chancery, Superior Court, Family Court and Court of Common Pleas are listed below.
Court of Chancery Transcript Orders
To order a transcript of a Courtroom proceeding, request Realtime reporting, or inquire about any other information, please contact Tara Wachowski at 302-255-0526 or Carol DiSerafino at 302-255-0525.
The general costs are assessed as below:
|Regular delivery||10 business days||$2.50/page||$60.00 minimum|
|Expedited delivery||5 business days||$4.00/page||$75.00 minimum|
|Daily copy||same day/next day||$5.50/page||$75.00 minimum|
|Real-time connection||additional $3.00/page|
Superior Court Official Court Reporters & Transcripts
The Official Court Reporters for Delaware`s Superior Court report courtroom proceedings and prepare certified verbatim transcripts of those proceedings upon request.
Cost estimates for transcripts of court proceedings can be obtained by submitting a completed transcript request form to the Court Reporters' Office in the appropriate county.
The cost of a transcript is based on a per-page rate which is $3.00 for an original and one copy and $2.00 for one copy for normal delivery; $5.00 for an original and one copy and $3.00 for one copy for expedited delivery; and $6.50 for an original and one copy and $4.00 for one copy for daily, or overnight, delivery.
A deposit from one-half the estimated cost up to the total amount of the estimated cost may be required by the Court Reporters' Office prior to preparation of transcript.
Unless the ordering party is a governmental agency or a member of the Bar, any deposit is required to be made by either a money order or cash, for which a written receipt is provided.
Please complete the Transcript Request Form and submit the completed request to the appropriate county. The form can also be printed and mailed or hand delivered to the appropriate county listed below.
Realtime reporting of courtroom proceedings is also available upon request. Realtime provides, almost instantaneously, the text of words spoken in the courtroom. Realtime provides access to court proceedings for deaf and hard of hearing participants and serves as a trial management tool for judges and attorneys.
Realtime rate for a criminal case is $2.75 per page for one party or agency, or $2.30 per page for two parties or agencies. Mandatory transcript is not required except for appeal or impeachment purposes.
Realtime rate for a civil case is $2.50 per page plus mandatory transcript rate for normal delivery based on present rates.
Leonard L. Williams Justice Center
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Contact: Lisa Masciantonio
Chief Court Reporter
Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street, 1st Floor
Dover, DE 19901
Contact: Michelle Webb
Chief Court Reporter
Sussex County Courthouse
1 The Circle, Suite 2
Georgetown, DE 19947
Contact: Christine Quinn
Chief Court Reporter
Family Court Transcript Orders
All Family Court proceedings are recorded digitally and are retained for a period of two years after the date of the hearing. Requests for transcripts should be made to the following individuals:
New Castle County Contact:
Kent County Contact:
Sussex County Contact:
Learn how to obtain copies of divorce or annulment decrees.
Court of Common Pleas Transcript Orders
The staff of the Court Reporters Office is responsible for accurately recording all court proceedings using a multi-channel digital recording system. It is also the responsibility of this office to prepare verbatim transcripts of court proceedings as requested by attorneys, litigants or the public.
All requests for transcripts for the Court of Common Pleas should be directed to Tanya Congo at (302) 255-0886 or you may email the court at CCP.Transcripts@delaware.gov.
The cost of a transcript is based on a per-page rate, which is $3.00 for an original and one copy and $2.00 for additional copies for normal delivery; $5.00 for an original and one copy and $3.00 for additional copies for expedited delivery.