Waukesha County

Due to COVID-19, Waukesha County's in-person services may be limited or altered. Click here for hours and updates

Please see a listing of Judicial Orders related to the COVID 19 Statewide and National states of emergency

We are committed to providing the highest level of service to Waukesha County residents and visitors. Thank you for helping us to preserve safety in Waukesha County facilities and to prevent future closures.

Waukesha County Public Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information can be found here.  Other court-specific updates can be found below.

Circuit Courts 

Effective Monday, June 22, 2020 the Clerk of Court’s offices reopened for in-person  services. 

More info: www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/CircuitCourts

All court filings and documents can be processed in person, and via the Wisconsin Courts’ eFiling System, US mail, fax, and the county drop box located just inside the main entrance to the Waukesha County Courthouse. Drop-offs must include: 

1. Original Filing Document and appropriate number of copies
2. Self-addressed stamped envelope (only if return of filed stamped copies is requested)
3. Payment for filing fee by check, cashier’s check, or money order
4. Paying by card? Requesting a return phone call for more info? Then please include your name and phone number.

Traffic Citations Calendars: canceled through December 30, 2020 (more info)

Jury Services: Resumed effective July 7, 2020

As of August 3, use of a face covering is required by all visitors and staff in Waukesha County facilities, per the State of Wisconsin's July 30 emergency order.

The operational plans of the Circuit Court of Waukesha County outline various procedures and practices for conducting in-person proceedings, including jury trials.  Being committed to protecting the health and safety all individuals entering the courthouse, the following are areas of focus:

  • Face coverings
  • Social distancing
  • Sanitation and hygiene
  • Public information

Specifics as to each of these areas can be found within the operational plans above under “Orders Impacting Court Proceedings”

Jury Services

The right to a trial by jury is one of the cornerstones of our democracy, and jury trials necessarily involve a sacrifice from those citizens called upon to serve as jurors. This has always been the case, but it is especially true under the current circumstances.  

What are we doing to ensure health and safety during jury assembly, jury selection and the jury trial?

  • Face coverings shall be worn, unless a court official specifically determines on the record that it is necessary for a person not to wear a face covering during the person’s testimony in order for the court official or jury to weigh the person’s credibility.
  • All persons not from the same household who are permitted in the court building will be required to maintain adequate social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Plexiglas in lieu of six-foot social distancing to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus in courtrooms and other areas.
  • Hand sanitizer dispensers will be in all court-related areas of the courthouse.
  • CDC flyers outlining appropriate hygiene, social distancing, and public safety will be posted in multiple locations on each floor of the court building.

 

 

 

Photos showing some of the social distancing and sanitization measures in place at the courthouse: