Court Transcripts

How do I get the transcripts of my court hearings?

If a Court Reporter was present during any of the hearings and/or the trial, a typewritten transcript of that proceeding can be ordered from them.  Prior to ordering a transcript of proceedings, a litigant/individual should have the case name, the case number, the date of hearing, and the initials of the official court reporter who reported the hearing.  This information can be obtained at the Circuit Clerk’s Office.  A litigant/individual should then contact the Chief Judge’s Office at 815-434-0786 with the request for the transcription of proceedings.  The Chief Judge’s Office will then direct a litigant/individual to the official court reporter who reported the proceedings.  Arrangements will be made directly with the official court reporter for payment of transcription and delivery of the transcript.  Certain proceedings may be confidential and unavailable for transcription, such as adoption or juvenile proceedings. 

Circuit Clerk

Greg Vaccaro

Phone / Hours

Child Support Division:

Phone: 815-433-0774
Fax: 815-433-9198
119 W. Madison Street, Room 200
Ottawa, IL 61350

Civil Division:

Phone: 815-434-8671
Fax: 815-433-6647
119 W. Madison Street, Room 201
Ottawa, IL 61350

Traffic/Criminal Division:

Phone: 815-434-8271
Fax: 815-434-8299
707 Etna Road, Room 141
Ottawa, IL 61350

Office Hours:

8:00am - 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

Walk-in Divorce

Mon, Wed, Fri
9:00am - 10:00am

Walk-in Probate/Guardianship

Tues, Wed, Thurs
9:00am - 10:00am