To view an actual file, you must go to the Circuit Court Division where the case is filed and provide the case number of the file you want to view. Please Note: Viewers may not take the file apart, open any sealed envelopes, or remove the file from the office.
Not all files may be readily available to view as the Circuit Court utilizes both on-site and off-site record filing facilities. If the file is quite old, phone the Circuit Court Division in advance so they may retrieve the file if it is offsite.
Sealed and Expunged Cases: Special rules exist for viewing these types of cases. Please contact the appropriate division for information on how to make this request.
On-site case information and documents are available, per state statute, through hard copy records, microfilm (viewable in the Business Center, Room C112), digital record images, or web based data access. Staff will be happy to assist you in viewing this information.
Any requests for inspection/review and/or release of records, or requests for transcripts of juvenile records must be reviewed and approved by the juvenile court judge. Therefore, you may not be able to view a record on the same day you make the request.
Instructions for Inspection and/or Release of Juvenile Orders
If you are requesting to view or get copies of the record and you are not one of the individuals above, you must complete the Request to Inspect Juvenile Court Records PDF Document and file it in the Juvenile Court.
Some case information can be obtained electronically through the WI Circuit Court Access Database, also known as WCCA. WCCA is the public access side of the computer system that court staff uses.
Note: Sealed, expunged, pre-judgment paternity, juvenile, and some probate cases are not viewable on WCCA.
Public access computers are available in the Business Center, Civil, Criminal/Traffic, Family and Probate divisions of the courts for viewing of Waukesha County case information only.
Please refer to the policy on Retrieval of Off-Site Court Files and/or Filed Hard Copy Documents.