• 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 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. The Waukesha County Circuit Courts Website to be updated soon.**


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


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    New Court Rules Effective July 1, 2016 Attorneys and litigants must be aware of new filing rules and new mandat...

    New Court Rules Effective July 1, 2016


    New Court Rules Effective July 1, 2016

    Attorneys and litigants must be aware of new filing rules and new mandatory eFiling rules

    (Waukesha-WI) The Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted two new petitions creating new laws that take effect today, July 1, 2016. The first new law is designed to protect information in circuit court records.  The second new law pertains to mandatory eFiling in the circuit courts.

    The protected information law is intended to lessen the potential of identity theft. Documents filed on or after July 1, 2016 may not contain the following information:  1) Social Security numbers, 2) Driver license numbers, 3) Financial account numbers, 4) Tax Identification numbers, and 5) Passport numbers.  

    If these numbers are not needed for court proceedings, filers may simply leave them out or redact them (black them out) from the documents filed.  If this information is needed for court proceedings, it must be filed on a Confidential Disclosure of Protected Information form.

    The protected information law applies to all court cases, including confidential cases such as juvenile and guardianship matters.  If a filer fails to redact protected information, the court may order the filer to submit new documents and pay any costs incurred by other parties.  Visit http://www.wicourts.gov/services/attorney/redact.htm to find the new statute, forms, frequently asked questions, and more.

    Many new rules regarding the new eFiling law will take effect on July 1st. eFiling will become mandatory on a county-by-county and case type-by-case type basis with statewide implementation targeted to be completed by 2019.  It is anticipated that Waukesha County will introduce mandatory eFiling for Civil, Small Claims, Family and Paternity cases in November 2016.    

    Voluntary eFiling is currently available in Waukesha County Circuit Courts and all filers are encouraged to begin using the eFiling system now rather than waiting for it to become mandatory.  Visit www.wicourts.gov/efile for more in-depth information about what eFiling rule changes become effective July 1st  and to learn more about training opportunities available to court users.  

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    The Jury report analyzes the performance of our jury system in several key areas as required by Wisconsin Supreme Cou...

    2015 Jury Report Available


    The Waukesha County 2015 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 2015 accomplishments and 2016 jury program initiatives.  


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    There is a new email scam going around that is notifying the email recipient that they have a court appearance comin...

    Court Notice of Appearance E-mail Scam


    There is a new email scam going around that is notifying the email recipient that they have a court appearance coming up, and that they need to open the attached forms, otherwise the Judge will enter a default judgment against them.

    These attachments are a virus!!  Do not click on or try to open attachments from someone that you do not know.

    As a reminder, the court system will not communicate or send out court documents via email. 


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