Waukesha County

Waukesha County Circuit Courts


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.

CONSTRUCTION ROOM MOVEMENTS

Due to courthouse construction, below are new locations and planned relocation dates for the various Circuit Court divisions:

Civil Customer Service remains in C167.

Family Customer Service has been relocated and is now in C167. 

Criminal/Traffic Customer Service has been relocated and is now in C167.

Business Center has been relocated and is now in C153. 

Jury and Courts Administration has been relocated and is now in C380.

 

PUBLIC NOTICE 

Please be advised that the Waukesha County Courthouse is open and operational.  All courtrooms are open to the public to attend and observe, whether the parties are appearing in person or remotely, unless the hearing is confidential as provided for under the law. 

The Waukesha County Courthouse hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.  However, our offices are only open from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  We are unable to accept filings after 4:30 pm.

REMOTE APPEARANCES

If you wish to participate or attend a hearing remotely, you must contact the assigned court official in advance of the hearing and seek permission. If approved, you will be provided with the information on how to participate.   

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 guide 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.

FORECLOSURE SALES

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.  The passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 104 in December 2017, created a unified procedure that applies to all counties within the state.


 

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Courts News

Effective August 1, 2024, the Honorable Michael P. Maxwell...

Presiding Judge Appointment - August 1, 2024


Effective August 1, 2024, the Honorable Michael P. Maxwell, Circuit Court Branch 8 is appointed Presiding Judge of the Civil Division.

View the entire order here


Effective August 1, 2024...

2024 Caseload and Courtroom Reassignments


Effective August 1, 2024:

All Criminal cases previously assigned to the Honorable Laura F. Lau, Circuit Court Judge Branch 12, including specific assignments will be assinged to the Honorable Ralph M. Ramirez, Circut Court Judge Branch 3 and remain in courtroom SC-2088.

All Family cases previously assigned to the Honorable Ralph M. Ramirez, Circuit Court Judge Branch 3, including specific assignments will be assinged to Circut Court Judge Branch 12 and remain in courtroom C162.

All Criminal cases previously assigned to the Honorable Paul Bugenhagen Jr., Circuit Court Judge Branch 10, including specific assignments will be assinged to the Honorable Michael Aprahamian, Circut Court Judge Branch 9 and remain in courtroom SC-3129.

All Civil cases previously assigned to the Honorable Michael Aprahamian, Circuit Court Judge Branch 9, including specific assignments will be assinged to the Honorable Paul Bugenhagen Jr., Circut Court Judge Branch 10 and remain in courtroom C278.

All Juvenile cases previously assigned to the Honorable Brad Schimel, Circuit Court Judge Branch 6, including specific assignments will be assinged to the Honorable Paul Bugenhagen, Circut Court Judge Branch 10 and remain in courtroom C278.

View the entire order here


Effective August 1, 2024, Judge Paul Bugenhagen...

Caseload Adjustment for Juvenile Division


Effective August 1, 2024, Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr., Circuit Court Branch 10 will be assigned to the Juvenile Division.  

View the entire order here


Effective March 1, 2024, all PR, GN & AD case previously assigned to the Honorable Michael P. Maxwell...

Reassignment of Probate Caseload


Effective March 1, 2024, all PR, GN & AD case previously assigned to the Honorable Michael P. Maxwell, Circuit Court Branch 8 will be assigned to the Honorable Cody Horlacher, Circuit Court Branch 7.

View the entire order here.


Effective January 19th, 2024 Judge Ralph M. Ramirez...

Presiding Judge Appointment - January 19, 2024


Effective January 19, 2024, Ralph M. Ramirez, Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 3 has been appointed Presiding Judge of Waukesha County. 

View the entire order here


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