Audio Reproduction Request

Rev. 12/11/2017


A digital audio file is created when electronic sound recording is employed by a judge as the official method for recording court proceedings.  


A party may purchase an audio recording provided the court has not entered an order restricting public access.


The Bankruptcy Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule governs the fee for reproducing an audio recording of a court proceeding.  A request filed electronically (through the ECF system) requires payment to be made online through Pay.Gov.   The appropriate fee must accompany requests submitted in person or through the mail.  Checks and money orders must be made payable to "Clerk, United States Bankruptcy Court."   As with other fees, the bankruptcy court is not authorized to accept credit cards or personal checks from a debtor.


Any party interested in purchasing an audio CD must complete a Request for Audio Recording of a Court Proceeding form (Local Form MSSB-436-1).  Local forms are available for download from the court’s website  under the Bankruptcy Forms/Fees tab.


To request an official transcript see Transcript Request.


Important Note - Court staff reproducing the audio must review the case docket to ensure the audio is not restricted from public access or placed under seal.


Docket Events:

[Bankruptcy> Other> Transcript or Audio Reproduction Request (ECRO)]

[Adversary> Other> Transcript or Audio Reproduction Request (ECRO)]




Request Form (Local Form MSSB-436-1)

Filing Fee


 Important:  Select "No" on the "Is This Request for an Official Transcript?" screen when requesting an audio recording (not a transcript).