Probate Court

Video Recording/Transcripts

All judicial courtrooms and referee hearing rooms are equipped with digital cameras. A video record of all court proceedings is produced in this manner.

Who may request a copy of a Video Record or a Transcript:

Any individual may obtain a copy of a video record, view a digital record, or request a transcript of a public court proceedings by following the instructions outlined on this page.  Any other requests will be subject to the discretion of the judge presiding at the hearing.

How to request a video copy of the proceedings:

Any individual may request a copy of a digital record of a public court proceeding

Please Note: discs are formatted to be compatible with a personal computer. They are not operational in DVD players or audio CD players.

A request for a DVD copy of the hearing must be made in writing using form KCPC-10 Request to Duplicate Video Recording.

There is a $20.00 fee for each date of a requested court event.  If you wish to have your copies mailed, there is a $5.00 mailing fee for 1 to 4 copies and a $10.00 for 5 or more copies.  Checks or money orders must be made payable to “Kalamazoo County Probate Court”.

To request copies of a video record, submit the completed form Request to Duplicate Video Recording KCPC-10 and payment to the Kalamazoo County Probate Court at the address listed below.  No orders will be processed without prepayment.  You will be notified as soon as your copies are ready.  Reasonable accommodations may be considered by the technology department for immediate request to copy a video record.

Request to Duplicate Video Recording Form Request to Duplicate Video Recording Form KCPC-10

How to view a video copy of the proceedings:

Any individual may request to view a video recording of a public court proceeding by completing form Request to View Video Recording KCPC-11.  Confidential and/or closed proceedings may only be viewed upon the approval of the judge presiding at the court proceeding.

To view a video record, submit the completed KCPC-11 to the Kalamazoo County Probate Court at the address listed below or by email.
Request to View Video Recording Form Request to View Video Recording KCPC-10

How to order a transcript:

Any individual may request a transcript to be created of a public court proceeding by completing form Transcript Request KCPC-09 and filing it with the court.  The transcript request can be submitted by mail or email at the address listed below.

Official transcripts of proceedings filed with the court will be ordered from the reporters/recorders authorized by the court to prepare transcripts. The statutory fee for transcript production is $1.75 per page for the original transcript and 30¢ per page for each copy of the transcript. This fee is paid directly to the individual preparing the transcript.

Transcript Request Form KCPC-09

Contact Information:

Send your written request or email to:

Kalamazoo County Probate Court
Gull Road Justice Complex
1536 Gull Road
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49048

kalamazooprobate@kalcounty.com

Questions may be directed to the Court at 269-383-8666.