A verbatim recording of all hearings shall be made by a stenographic reporter or by an electronic sound recording device. If the recording is made by an electronic sound recording device, qualified personnel shall be assigned by the court to operate the device. Any required transcripts shall be prepared by personnel assigned by the court.
Transcripts shall be available only to the parties or their counsel if represented.
A person who is unable to pay transcript preparation costs may apply for in forma pauperis status and a waiver of transcript costs under Minnesota Statutes, section 563.01.
(Amended effective September 1, 2019.)