The Court records all hearings electronically. Any party, at that party's own expense, may provide a court reporter. The audio-electronic recording shall be the official record.
A transcription of the record shall be made at the expense of the person requesting such transcription unless otherwise ordered by the Court. The transcription shall be made by an agent of the Court. The agent shall charge the customary fee charged by a private reporter for services in Brown County for such transcription or as otherwise provided for by Brown County Common Pleas Local Rule. Transcripts will be released upon payment of the transcription fee. Failure to timely pay the fee may result in sanctions being imposed by the Court.
The original recording shall be maintained by the Court for a period of 1 year from journalization of the final entry or judgment in the case. However, if a written request for transcription has been made, the original recording shall become part of the record of proceedings.