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Civil Fees

Filing Fees

Appeal from Municipal Court On the record or by certiorari $ 129.50
Appeal from Municipal Court New trial requested (jury fee not included) $ 144.50
Change of Venue-Large Claim Transmittal fee not included $ 75.00
Change of Venue-Small Claim Transmittal fee not included $ 22.00
Change of Venue Transmittal Basic postage included, additional postage fees may apply $ 20.00
Condemnation Appeals   $ 129.50
Condemnation Appeal New Trial   $ 144.50
Foreclosure   $ 265.50
Foreign Judgment Includes $5.00 docket fee $ 20.00
Garnishment Amount due $10,000 or less $ 92.50
Garnishment Amount due more than $10,000 $ 210.50
Large Claim Action equal to or less than $10,000 $ 147.50
Large Claim Action over $10,000 $ 265.50
Large Claim No dollar amount claimed: name change, declaratory judgment, writs, heabeas corpus, minor settlements, vital statistics (amendments& delayed registrations) $ 164.50
Lien Any dollar amount $ 5.00
Minor Settlements Petition to approve minor settlement $ 164.50
Name Change   $ 164.50
Occupational Driver's License Petition Habitual traffic offenders and appeals from DMV only $ 40.00
Small Claim Action equal to or less than $10,000 $ 94.50
Small Claim Counterclaim Action over $10,000 $ 125.50
Small Claim Demand for Jury Trial Includes 6-person Jury fee $ 89.00
Temporary Restraining Orders & Injuctions Domestic abuse, child abuse vulnerable adult, harassment under specific circumstances

No Fee

Temporary Restraining Orders & Injunctions Other injunctions/restraining orders $ 164.50
Third Party Complaint No dollar amount claimed $ 134.50
Third Party Complaint Action equal to or less than $5,000 $ 117.50
Third Party Complaint Action over $5,000 $ 235.50
Vital Statistics Amendments afterone year and delayed registration $ 164.50
Wage Earner Action Voluntary debt proceeding $ 31.50
Warrants Filing and docketing tax warrants, satisfaction, voidance or withdrawal $ 5.00

Other Fees

Arbitration Compel, Confirm, Modify, vacate an arbitrator's award (not regarding real property) $ 164.50
Arbitration Small claim regarding purchase of real property $ 94.50
Writ To issue $ 5.00
Family Fees

Filing Fees

Change of Venue With request for support or maintenance, not including transmittal fee $ 105.00
Change of Venue No request for support or maintenance, not including transmittal fee $ 95.00
Change of Venue Transmittal Basic postage included, additional postage fees may apply $ 20.00
Contempt Any

No Fee

Divorce/Legal Separation/Annulment No children and no request for maintenance $ 184.50
Divorce/Legal Separation/Annulment With children or a request for maintenance $ 194.50
Modify a Court Order or Judgment Change Legal Custody/Physical Placement of a Child $ 50.00
Modify a Court Order or Judgment Changes excluding Legal Custody/Physical Placement $ 30.00
Out of County Judgment File/enforce/register, additional modification fees may apply $ 5.00
Out of State Judgment File/enforce/register, additional modification fees may apply $ 15.00
Paternity Acknowledgement of Paternity $ 184.50
Paternity Commence action by private party $ 184.50
Paternity With request for child support $ 194.50
Stipulation to Modify a Court Order Or Judgment Any

No Fee

Visitation Rights of Certain Persons (Grandparent Visitation) New Action $ 184.50
Other Fees
Guardian ad Litem Deposit $ 2,000.00

Family Division Packet Fees (All packets are free if obtained on-line)

Packets (Pre-Judgment)

Conversion of Legal Separation to Divorce   $ 10.00
Divorce   $ 20.00
Suspension and Dismissal   $ 10.00
Visitation Rights of Other Persons   $ 10.00

Packets (Post-Judgment)

Contempt   $ 10.00
Modification   $ 10.00
Post-Judgment Contempt/Modification Packet   $ 20.00
Petition to Enforce Physical Placement   $ 10.00
Request for Court Ordered Mediation   $ 10.00
Request for De Novo Hearing   $ 10.00
Stipulation and Order to Change Court Order/Judgment   $ 10.00
Subpoena and Certificate of Service   $ 10.00

Other Materials

Basic Guide to Divorce/Legal Separation   $ 20.00
Copies (per page): Coin Operated Copier Available Not from case file $ .25
Envelope Stamped $ .50
Envelope Unstampted $ .25
Procedural Checklists      All types of matters $ 5.00
State Standard Family Court Forms Individually requested

No Fee

Tips for Representing Yourself in Family Court  

No Fee

Family Court Services Fees

Mediation 1st session

No Fee

Mediation All sessions after initial free session $ 100.00
Court Ordered Legal Custody/Physical Placement Study Each study $ 1,300.00
Helping Children Cope With Divorce Seminar Each party $ 50.00
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Juvenile Fees
Civil & Criminal Costs, Fees, or Surcharges May be imposed on minors 14 years of age or older

Vary

Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Deposit in TPR, juvenile adoption, and guardianship of minor cases $ 500.00

Self-Help Packets

Adoptive Placement Due at time of filing a Petition $ 10.00
Agency Adoption Due at time of filing a Petition $ 10.00
Foreign Adoption Due at time of filing a Petition $ 10.00
Foreign Re-adoption Due at time of filing a Petition $ 10.00
Relative Adoption Due at time of fiilng a Petition $ 10.00
Step-parent Adoption Due at time of fiilng a Petition $ 10.00
Termination of Parental Rights (TPR) Due at time of fiilng a Petition $ 15.00
  ***Please make all checks for Juvenile matters payable to "Clerk of Juvenile Court"  
Probate Fees

Filing Fees

Certificate Terminating Life Estate or Homestead   $ 3.00
Claim Against Estate   $ 3.00
Estate Inventory Percent of assets on inventory 0.2% (.002)
Grandparent Visitation To commence new action $ 60.00
Guardianship Inventory Percent of assets on inventory 0.2% (.002)
Objection to Probate of Will   $ 20.00
POA - Health Care Deposit for Safekeeping   $ 8.00
Will Deposit for Safekeeping   $ 10.00
  ***Please make all checks for Probate Fees payable to "Register in Probate."    
General Fees

Filing Fees

Appeal to the Court of Appeals (Please make check payble to the "Wisconsin Court of Appeals" $ 195.00
Appeal Transmittal Fee (Includes basic postage) $ 20.00
Docket Fee To docket judgments, transcripts of judgment, liens, warrants, awards, satisfactions, and assignments $ 5.00
Transcript of Judgment To file and docket $ 10.00

Other Fees

Certificate of Judgment To issue (plus per page copy fee) $ 5.00
Certified Copy Plus per page copy fee (except Probate) $ 5.00
Certified Copy Plus per page fee (Probate) $ 3.00
Copy Fee Per page cost  (except Probate) $ 1.25
Copy Fee Per page cost (Probate) $ 1.00
Execution Fee To issue $ 5.00
Exemplified Copies (Triple Seal) Plus per page fee (except Probate)         $ 15.00
Jury Fee - 12 Person   $ 72.00
Jury Fee - 6 Person   $ 36.00
Record Search Per name searched (except Probate) $ 5.00
Record Search Per name searched (Probate) $ 4.00
Satisfaction of Judgment/Lien Fee Per judgment $ 5.00

Related Sheriff's Department Fees

Process Service 3 Attempts $ 60.00

General Fees

Filing Fees

Appeal to the Court of Appeals (Please make check payble to the "Wisconsin Court of Appeals" $ 195.00
Appeal Transmittal Fee (Includes basic postage) $ 20.00
Docket Fee To docket judgments, transcripts of judgment, liens, warrants, awards, satisfactions, and assignments $ 5.00
Transcript of Judgment To file and docket $ 10.00

Other Fees

Certificate of Judgment To issue (plus per page copy fee) $ 5.00
Certified Copy Plus per page copy fee (except Probate) $ 5.00
Certified Copy Plus per page fee (Probate) $ 3.00
Copy Fee Per page cost  (except Probate) $ 1.25
Copy Fee Per page cost (Probate) $ 1.00
Execution Fee To issue $ 5.00
Exemplified Copies (Triple Seal) Plus per page fee (except Probate)         $ 15.00
Jury Fee - 12 Person   $ 72.00
Jury Fee - 6 Person   $ 36.00
Record Search Per name searched (except Probate) $ 5.00
Record Search Per name searched (Probate) $ 4.00
Satisfaction of Judgment/Lien Fee Per judgment $ 5.00

Related Sheriff's Department Fees

Process Service 3 Attempts $ 60.00

Page Last Updated: 3/11/2013 08:43:07 AM

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