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 April 20, 2020 If you are contacted by the Court with a Zoom meeting ID for a court appearance, please follow the steps in the Instructions for How to Appear Remotely on how to Appear by Video using a Computer, Appear by Video Using a Smart Phone, or Appear by Telephone Only. Instrucciones para comparecer en una audiencia de forma remota.
Also available are some tips on How to Participate in Remote Court Hearings.
**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.
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Effective May 24, 2021, the Order Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans...
Please view the Order Vacating Operational and Jury COVID Plans. Effective May 24, 2021.
We are very pleased to publish the 2020 Annual Jury Program Report...
We are very pleased to publish the 2020 Annual Jury Program Report. This report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules and provides key stakeholders with an overview of the operations of this vital program. In addition to program related information and statistics, this report compares three years of program activity, a sampling of juror comments which are used for the purpose of improving the program, and provides updates and future initiatives.
Our goal is to continually improve the quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of our jury system.
The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors...
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 given a token of appreciation, and be allowed to choose from beverage koozies, magnetic chip clips, or a small flashlight. Each item features the image of Wisconsin's Lady Justice and the slogan: "Jurors Serve Justice; Justice Serves Us All."
View the Operating Plan for Waukesha Circuit Court Resumption of Jury Trials. Effective July 7th, 2020...
Please see this order for more information on the Waukesha County Circuit Courts plan to resume jury trials, which goes into effect on July 7, 2020.
View the Operating Plan for Waukesha Circuit Court In-Person Proceedings. Effective June 22nd, 2020...
Please see this order for more information on the Waukesha County Circuit Courts plan to resume in-person hearings, which goes into effect on June 22, 2020.