Request a Video or Transcript of a Hearing

Audio/Video Request

The public or any party may request a copy of the audio/video recording file of a court proceeding pursuant to Policy 4.002 Digital Audio-Video Recordings of Court Proceedings Policy (PDF)

The cost to purchase a copy of a court proceeding is $20.00 for each flash drive, disc, or emailed copy needed to complete your request.   There is an additional $5.00 postage charge  for mailed copies. Files are formatted to play only on a computer.  

Payment for audio/video recordings may be made at the courthouse, via mail, or online at (location code 5247).

To request a copy of the audio/video recording of a hearing, please fill out this Audio/Video Request Form.

Written Transcript Request

Van Buren County Court utilizes independent contracted Certified Electronic Recorders (CER),  who transcribe the recorded hearing into  a written report.  The state mandated fee for transcript production is $1.75 per page for the original transcript and 30¢ per page for each required copy of the transcript.  You must pay for all transcripts prepared because of this request and all financial arrangements are handled with the transcriptionist, not the court.   Once a transcriptionist has been appointed, you will receive an email with their contact information.

To request a written transcript of a hearing, please fill out this Transcript Request Form.