Waukesha County

Satisfaction of Judgments and Liens

Once a party has fulfilled the judgment that was made against him/her in a court action, the party who won is required to file paperwork with the court to finalize the action. Generally the creditor will complete the form and send it to the debtor and the debtor will file and pay the fee to satisfy the judgment or lien.  The packet below also covers options available to debtors (persons who owe the money or property) who have had their debts discharged in bankruptcy court. 

Forms

Satisfaction of Judgment: A Satisfaction of Judgment is a document signed by the judgment creditor indicating that the judgment has been paid in full or in part.

Full Satisfaction of Lien: A full Satisfaction of Lien is a document signed by a lien holder in which he releases the property subject to the lien.

Order for Satisfaction of Judgment Due to Bankruptcy: A document signed by the Judge to order the satisfaction of judgment(s) due to discharge in bankruptcy.

Satisfaction forms are available in the Clerk of Court's office, Room C-167 of the Courthouse, or can be downloaded and printed below.

  1. GF-129 Satisfaction of Judgment of Partial Satisfaction of Lien
  2. CV-900 Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment(s) Due to Discharge in Bankruptcy​
  3. CV-901 Order of Satisfaction Due to Bankruptcy​
  4. CV-902 Affidavit of Mailing​

Additional forms can be found by visiting the Wisconsin Court System.

Instructions for Filing a Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien

Obtain a blank Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien form - one form for each Satisfaction. The Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien form must be completed by the debtor and/or creditor, and must be signed and notarized by the creditor.

The completed original Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien form must be filed with the Clerk of Circuit Court in Room C-167 of the Courthouse for the Clerk's office to satisfy the judgment or lien.

The Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien may either be filed in person in Room C-167 of the Waukesha County Courthouse or by mail by sending the satisfaction form(s) and Satisfaction fee(s) to:


Waukesha County Courthouse
Clerk of Courts, Civil Division
515 W. Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188

You may file a Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien on an eFiled case for which you are an electronic party as follows:

  1. Go to the "My cases" portal
  2. Select the applicable case
  3. Select the "Satisfy Judgment" link from the "Actions" menu to initiate the satisfaction process

A separate fee must accompany each satisfaction

If your judgment or lien is appearing on a credit bureau list and you know that the judgment or lien has already been satisfied and filed with the Clerk's office, you may either obtain a certified copy of the satisfaction from the Clerk's office, or the Clerk's office can print a Certificate of Satisfaction of Judgment for you. A fee will be charged.

Note: More detailed information on satisfactions can be found in §806.19 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Instructions for Filing a Satisfaction of Judgment due to Bankruptcy

If your judgment has been discharged through the bankruptcy court, you will need to file an Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment due to Discharge in Bankruptcy and complete the following steps for each individual judgment you wish to satisfy:

  1. Read the following instructions and the application thoroughly
  2. Complete form CV-900 - Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment(s) Due to Discharge in Bankruptcy in its entirety.            NOTE: You are required to sign the application in the presence of a Notary Public. A Notary Public can be found at many banks, libraries, or at the Clerk of Court’s office.
  3. Complete the top portion of form CV-901 - Order of Satisfaction Due to Bankruptcy including party names and case number.
  4. Attach a copy of the “Discharge of Debtor” or “Order for Discharge” from the bankruptcy court to the application.
  5. Attach a copy of the Schedule of Debts showing the judgment you are seeking to satisfy to the application.
  6. Make 2 complete copies of the application with the attachments. One is to be mailed to the creditor and you should retain the other for your file.
  7. Mail a complete copy of the application with the attachments to the creditor listed on the application.
  8. Complete form CV-902 - Affidavit of Mailing – Bankruptcy.              NOTE: You are required to sign the affidavit in the presence of a Notary Public. A Notary Public can be found at many banks, libraries, or at the Clerk of Court’s office. The paperwork must be mailed prior to having the affidavit of mailing notarized.
  9. File the original application and affidavit of mailing with the Clerk of Courts in Room 167 of the Waukesha County Courthouse or mail your application, affidavit, and payment to the Clerk of Court, P.O. Box 1627, Waukesha, WI 53187.                                                                      NOTE: IF you want a copy of your order returned to you after the Court has processed your paperwork, you MUST supply an extra copy of the application to be returned with a self-addressed stamped envelope with your filing.
  10. Include your payment of $5 with each application. Make your check payable to the Clerk of Circuit Court.