In 2016 the Supreme Court promulgated and then adopted a new set of Rules of Judicial Administration that directly affect the ordering of official court transcripts by users of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania.
Request for Transcripts
All requests for transcripts must be made by filling out the "Request for Transcript (PDF)" form and submitting it to the Court Administrator’s office. After the Court Reporter has determined the approximate length of the transcript, a deposit of 90% of the estimated cost will be required before the Court Reporter begins the transcript.
Questions about this process may be directed to the Court Administrator’s office.
Petitions to Proceed for No-Cost or Reduced Rate Transcripts