Records 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.     

 

Transcript Requests

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Do I need a transcript to appeal? 

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.

  1. 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:

 

  1. Complete the form “Request for Hearing Record and Transcript” and email it to the Law Clerk at ChiefDepReg@wcpc.us
  2. Select a certified court reporter, who will assist you in obtaining a transcript from the digital hearing record. You may obtain names of certified court reports (CSR or CSMR) by accessing the Michigan Supreme Court's website here.

Here are a few local certified court reporters who may be available:

 

Court Reporter

Phone Number

Sean Allen

(313) 224-7044 or 224-0415

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.

 

  1. The selected certified court reporter must present the “Request For Hearing Record” form to the Law Clerk via the email address above, and will obtain a video record of the hearing to prepare the transcript.

 

Rev. 03/21