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Court Reporting Services

The Court Reporting Department is responsible for making a verbatim record of proceedings held in the courthouse. Matters reported include all felony criminal matters, juvenile, mental health, grand jury hearings, family law matters, civil settlements, probate law and motion calendars. Please see our policy below regarding availability of an official reporter for civil, family law and probate matters. We provide a reporter for only certain hearings.

If you would like to request a transcript, please complete the Transcript Request Form. Scan and e-mail the form to courtreporting@ventura.courts.ca.gov or send by fax to (805) 477-5866. You may also call in your request at (805) 289-8989. After a request is made, the reporter will contact you and give an estimate of cost and an estimate of the amount of time necessary to prepare the transcript. Be sure to include a “Rush” on the form if you need the transcript expedited. There may be an additional cost to an expedited transcript.

If your matter was electronically recorded, you may purchase a copy of the recording from the Records Department (805) 289-8668. The Court Reporting Department does not transcribe electronic recordings unless they are sent from the Appeals Department for a pending appeal. You may contact any outside transcriptionist to transcribe an electronic hearing.

Click here for the Transcript Request Form.


Locations and phone numbers:


Ventura Superior Court
Court Reporting Services
800 S. Victoria Ave, Rm. 313 HOJ
Ventura, California 93009


Juvenile Justice Center
Court Reporters
4353 Vineyard Avenue
Oxnard, California 93036


East County Courthouse
Court Reporters
3855F Alamo Street
Simi Valley, California 93063


Nan Richardson, Manager
Vicki Knight, Supervisor
Main Phone: (805) 289-8989
Fax: (805) 477-5866


Email: courtreporting@ventura.courts.ca.gov


For frequently asked questions about Court Reporting, please visit our FAQs page.

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