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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.

**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.

**Effective July 1, 2016 - New Wisconsin Rules regarding: Protected Information and Mandatory eFiling. Important changes to some Family and Civil forms. For further information see http://www.wicourts.gov. 


**Effective November 15, 2016 - Waukesha County is a mandatory eFiling county. Please see the eFiling link below for more information.


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This report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules...

2018 Annual Jury Report Available


The Waukesha County 2018 Annual Jury Program Report is now available.

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 includes a summary of juror exit surveys and a sampling of juror comments which are used for the purpose of improving this program.  The report closes with 2019/2020 jury program initiatives.


A judicial rotation will occur August 5, 2019. The changes are as follows...

Courtroom Changes and Judicial Rotation


A judicial rotation will occur August 5, 2019. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
 Michael P. Maxwell  Criminal/Traffic  Family  C370
 Paul Bugenhagen Jr.  Family  Criminal/Traffic  C350

Additional courtroom changes will also occur August 5, 2019. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Division Old Courtroom New Courtroom
 Maria S. Lazar  Criminal/Traffic   C162  C360
 Brad D. Schimel  Criminal/Traffic  C121  C162


Other Changes Effective on August 5th:

  • Judge Lazar will become the Presiding Judge in Criminal/Traffic.
  • Judge Aprahamian will become the Presiding Judge in Family.
  • Judge Carter will hear final ME cases in the Juvenile Center.
  • Judge Maxwell will take over all Probate and Guardianship matters from Judge Bugenhagen.

The full August 5th rotation order can be found here

When sending mail to those judges who are rotating in August, please note on the front of the envelope, the division for which the mail is intended.

Please take special note that the current phone numbers for the Deputy Clerks and Legal Clerks for the above judiciary will remain the same, despite the fact that they are rotating to a new Circuit Court Division or Courtroom.

Additionally, please note that due to courthouse construction the assigned courtroom may be subject to a last minute change.  The day of the hearing you can refer to your case on WCCA, the CCAP Kiosk, or the daily room changes posted at the courthouse.  We apologize for any inconvenience.


There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County. Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER ...

Waukesha County Residents Warned of Jury Duty Fees Phone Scam


There have been several reports of a jury service scam in Waukesha County. Residents should be aware that the Waukesha County Jury Program WILL NEVER call and demand that you provide your personal financial information, credit card information, or purchase of gift cards in order to avoid immediate arrest for failure to appear for jury service.

 If you receive a suspicious phone call or email demanding payment of a fine for failing to appear for jury service, please contact the Waukesha County Clerk of Court's Office at 262-548-7504 and your local law enforcement agency.


Requests to have court documents faxed now fall under this Outgoing Faxes Policy. Click on the news item for details about the policy.

Clerk of Court Policy on Charges for Outgoing Faxes


Please click here to see the policy document that was updated on 2-06-2019 and lists the charges for sending documents via Fax from the Clerk of Courts office.


Starting on Monday, January 21, 2019 all intake court activities previously held in courtroom CG-49 will be held in courtroom C266...

New Intake Courtroom - C266


 
Starting on Monday, January 21, 2019 all intake court activities previously held in courtroom CG-49 will be held in courtroom C266 until the year 2021 when the new Secure Court Facility is scheduled to be complete. Courtroom C266 is on the second floor of the courthouse, in the western wing of the building. The new bond room will be room C272 and will also be located adjacent to the new intake courtroom.
 
Please join us at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, January 18th in room C266 for a walk through of the modified courtroom and bond room layouts.

Please check back frequently to see what new and exciting features we have added!

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