Probate Records Request/ Transcript Request
How can I access probate court records?
You may go to the Court’s website, www.wcpc.us, and click on the “Case Access” tab.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need a transcript to
Yes. Written transcripts may be ordered by using the court-approved “Request for Transcript” form. Provide the form to the certified court reporter you select to prepare the transcript.
Can I get a written
transcript of a matter not appealed?
Yes. Written transcripts may be ordered by using the court-approved “Request for Transcript” form (see link below). Transcripts must be ordered in the Judge’s office or courtroom for the Judge where the court proceeding took place.
To Request a Transcript:
- Complete the form “(opens in new window)Request for Hearing Record and Transcript ” and submit it to the certified court reporter of your choosing.
- You may obtain names of certified court reports (CER, CSR, or CSMR) by accessing the Michigan Supreme Court's website (opens in new window)here .
- The selected certified court reporter must present the completed “Request For Hearing Record” form to the Law Clerk by emailing ChiefDepReg@wcpc.us, and will obtain a video record of the hearing to prepare the transcript.
- Please contact the Law Clerk at the email above if there are any questions regarding this process.
Here are a couple local certified court reporters who may be available:
|Court Reporter||Phone Number|
|Angell Cyars||(313) 617-1844|
|Dona Wash||(313) 231-1090|
Court reporters or records are entitled to demand and receive per page for a transcript ordered by any person the sum of $1.75 per original page and 30 cents per page for each copy, unless a lower rate is agreed upon.” MCL 600.2543; see also MCL 600.878.