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Waukesha County Circuit Courts


Welcome to the Waukesha County Circuit Courts web site. The Judges, Clerk of Circuit Court, and staff in the Waukesha County court system are committed to providing a fair and efficient system of justice that is worthy of the trust and confidence of the public.

**Effective September 1, 2018 documents requiring the signature of a court official must include a blank 3" top margin on page 1 and a blank 1/2" top margin on all subsequent pages. Court software will place the court official's electronic signature in the heftier margin on the first page, along with the filed stamp and a header containing the case number, document number, filed date, and pagination. The header will be applied to the top 1/2" of all pages of documents filed with the courts, whether or not a court official signature is necessary.  More information can be found here.

**Effective July 2018 - the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department will hold sheriff sales on the second and fourth Wednesday morning of every month, at 10:00 am in the Sheriff's Department lobby.  Additionally, with the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 104 in December 2017, there are some legislative changes which can be found here.

**Effective July 1, 2016 - New Wisconsin Rules regarding: Protected Information and Mandatory eFiling. Important changes to some Family and Civil forms. For further information see http://www.wicourts.gov. 


**Effective November 15, 2016 - Waukesha County is a mandatory eFiling county. Please see the eFiling link below for more information.


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Waukesha County Circuit Court has published an amended Order Regarding Emergency Temporary Measures in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic...

Emergency Order Issued for Waukesha County Courts in Response to COVID-19


The Waukesha County Circuit Court has published an (amended) Order Regarding Emergency Temporary Measures in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

If you have cases pending in the Waukesha County Courts, or you become a party to a new case in the upcoming weeks, please take note of these new procedures that are in effect from March 13, 2020 until May 10, 2020.

Note that the effective dates of the order may be modified depending upon the evolving circumstances regarding the spread of the virus.

Cases will proceed as currently scheduled unless otherwise notified by the Court.

Please view the supplemental order regarding speedy trials/prompt dispositions here.

NEW: March 27th order regarding emergency temporary measures regarding municipal warrants.


Traffic Citations Calendars Canceled Through May 6th. A rescheduled notice of hearing will be sent to the address listed on the traffic citation.

Traffic Citations Calendars Canceled Through May 6th


Traffic Calendars for citations with a court date listed below are being cancelled and will be rescheduled to a date yet to be determined.  A Notice of Hearing will be sent to the address listed on the traffic citation.

-          March 18, 2020

-          March 25, 2020

-          April 1, 2020

-          April 8, 2020  

-          April 15, 2020  

-          April 22, 2020  

-          April 29, 2020  

-          May 6, 2020  

 

If you need to update your address, submit a letter in writing to Criminal/Traffic, PO Box 1627, Waukesha, WI 53188.


Jury services scheduled from March 16, 2020 through May 22, 2020 are canceled. Jurors summoned for this time period should not report to the Courthou...

Jury Services Canceled


Waukesha County has declared a state of emergency regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  In consultation with Chief Judge Jennifer Dorow and the Waukesha County Judges, jury services scheduled from March 16, 2020 through May 22, 2020 are canceled.  Jurors summoned for this time period should not report to the Courthouse for jury service.

For updates on Jury Service, please visit this webpage.

The entire press release can be reviewed here.


Judicial rotation will occur August 1, 2020. The changes are...

2020 Judicial Rotation


Judicial rotation will occur August 1, 2020. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
Maria S. Lazar  Criminal/Traffic  Juvenile  JC-130
William J. Domina  Civil  Family   C187
Lloyd V. Carter  Juvenile   Civil   C121

The full rotation order can be found here.

Other Changes

When sending mail to those judges who are rotating in July, please note on the front of the envelope, the division for which the mail is intended.

Please take special note that the current phone numbers for the Deputy Clerks and Calendar Clerks for the above judiciary will remain the same, despite the fact that they are rotating to a new Circuit Court Division.


The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice syste...

September is Juror Appreciation Month


The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors to the American justice system. Co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Court System and the State Bar of Wisconsin, the judges, clerks and attorneys who work in the system year-round have created this opportunity to acknowledge the participation of the almost 200,000 individuals who are summoned to serve in Wisconsin each year - people who have set aside their work and personal lives to ensure that this cornerstone of American justice perseveres. Whether a juror serves in September or on another date, this is the legal system's chance to call attention to every prospective and sworn jurors contribution and to say "thank you!"

To show our appreciation, a banner will be displayed in the lobby of the courthouse and court staff will wear "We Appreciate Jurors" pins throughout the month. Jurors who appear for service will be offered an assortment of fruit and sweet treats. Jurors will also be given a token of appreciation, and be allowed to choose from beverage koozies or magnetic chip clips. Each item features the image of Wisconsin's Lady Justice and the slogan: "Jurors Serve Justice; Justice Serves Us All."


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