Court Reporting Services

Court Reporting means the act of making a verbatim record of the spoken word through trained professionals.  The Fourth Judicial Circuit utilizes a combination of stenographic and digital recording methods for capturing the record in all judicial proceedings in Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties where court reporting is required at the public’s expense.
 
A Circuit-wide court reporting plan for the Fourth Judicial Circuit is outlined in Administrative Order No. 09-01.
 
The Manager of Court Reporting Services is responsible for the entire process and implementation of court reporting services; shall direct and manage the affairs of all court reporting; and shall implement policies and procedures for the effective preservation of the courts’ records.
 
The Fourth Judicial Circuit enters into an annual contract with an independent contractor for the provision of court reporting services.  The current court contract reporting service is Official Reporters, Inc.
 
To schedule a stenographer or to purchase written transcripts, please contact Official Reporters, Inc., at (904) 358-2090.
 
The general public may have access to digitally recorded court proceedings, with the exception of those that are deemed confidential.  An electronic copy of court proceedings that have been digitally recorded is available for purchases through the Manager of Court Reporting Services.
 
For more information on how to purchase a recording of a digitally recorded proceeding, including cost, please refer to the Procedures For Ordering Copies of Digitally Recorded Proceedings, Digital Recording Request Form and Acknowledgment Release of Recording Form.  The Manager of Court Reporting Services must receive the completed Digital Recording Request Form, payment in the form of a check or money order and the signed Court Order, if necessary, before the CD will be provided to the requestor.