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Obtain Copies of Documents from a Court File

The Civil, Criminal/Traffic, Family, and Juvenile divisions must charge a statutory fee of $1.25 per page for copies of official court documents. Copies can be certified (stamped as official copies) for an additional $5.00 charge for each document.

The Register in Probate must charge a statutory fee of $1.00 per page for copies of official court documents. Copies can be certified (stamped as official copies) for an additional $3.00 charge for each document.

In Person: Go to the Circuit Court Division where the case is filed. You will need to know the case number (which may be located on WCCA) or the last name, first name, and date of birth of one of the parties for certain cases. If you do not have this information and you are unable to find the individual or record using a public access computer, you may complete the Record Search form and pay the $5.00 search fee to receive assistance with the record search (this fee is $4.00 in Probate Court). If you would like copies of any pages, DO NOT REMOVE THE PAGES, but place a paperclip on each page of which you want a copy.

By Phone: Call the Circuit Court Division where the case is filed. You will need to know the case number, or last name, first name, date of birth of one of the parties for certain cases, and the specific document or information you need. The clerk will make arrangements with you for payment and pick-up/delivery, by mail or in person. Note: Payment in full will be required before your request will be processed.

By Mail: Send a written request to the Circuit Court Division where the case is filed. You will need to know the case number or last name and date of birth of one of the parties for certain cases, the specific document or information you need, a self addressed stamped envelope, and a phone number at where the clerk may reach you. If you do not have this information and you are unable to find the information using a public access computer, you may complete the Record Search form and pay the $5.00 search fee to receive assistance with the record search (this fee is $4.00 in Probate Court). Note: Payment in full will be required before your request will be processed.

Note: The Criminal/Traffic Division accepts credit card payments in person or by phone.

Copies of Juvenile Court Records
See the section on “Viewing the Court File in Person.” The Juvenile Court Judge will order which records, if any, may be copied.

 


Page Last Updated: 2/19/2009 11:39:52 AM

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