Court Reporter Information
Official court reporters are normally available in felony criminal cases and juvenile matters during regular court hours. Official court reporters are not normally available in civil, family, or probate matters with exceptions listed in the court's Policy Regarding Normal Availability and Unavailability of Official Court Reporters (see SDSC Form #ADM-317). Effective September 5, 2017, official court reporters will NO LONGER be provided for Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) hearings or for Request for Order (RFO) hearings of 40 minutes or less. If you have a DVRO or RFO hearing scheduled on or after September 5, 2017 and if a court reporter is scheduled to report and/or if you requested a court reporter for the hearing, due to this recent policy change, a reporter will not be provided.
Information on how to arrange for and pay for a certified shorthand report for your hearing is provided below. To request a refund if you paid a court reporter fee for your upcoming hearing, complete a Request for Payment of Trust Funds/Refund (SDSC Form # CIV-180) and submit it to the business office at which the fee was paid.
The Court-Approved List of Official Reporters Pro Tempore is available below. The names are randomized nightly and the lists are separated by location in which the reporter is willing to work. The "All" list is a compilation of all court-approved official reporters pro tempore. See the materials below, including the Policy for Court-Approved List of Official Reporters Pro Tempore, for additional information.
|Court-Approved List of Official Reporters Pro Tempore|
The following materials provide information related to official reporters pro tempore. Additional information will be added as it becomes available.