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.

 

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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. 

Waukesha County Courthouse hours are 7:30 am to 5:00 pm weekdays.

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.  

 

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**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 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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The month of September has been designated by the Wisconsin Court System as a time to recognize the importance of jurors...

September is Juror Appreciation Month


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 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 offered an assortment of treats. Jurors will also be given a token of appreciation, including a  magnetic chip clip and cell phone wallet.


Judicial Rotation will take effect August 1st, 2023...

2023 Judicial Rotation


Judicial rotation will occur August 1, 2023. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
Laura F. Lau Juvenile Criminal/Traffic SC-2088
Cody Horlacher   Juvenile JC-124
Frederick J. Strampe Criminal/Traffic    

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 Calendar Clerks for the above judiciary will remain the same, despite the fact that they are rotating to a new Circuit Court Division.


To accommodate upcoming construction activities, effective May 8th, Judge Domina will move from courtroom C187 to SC-G013.

Judge Domina relocating to SC-G013 on May 8th


To accommodate upcoming construction activities, effective May 8th, Judge William J. Domina will move from courtroom C187 to SC-G013.

Please view the full room assigment order here.


Effective August 1, 2023, Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr....

Chief Judge Appointment


Effective August 1, 2023, Judge Paul Bugenhagen Jr., Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge, Branch 10 has been appointed Chief Judge of the Third Judicial Administrative District. 

View the entire order here


Judicial Rotation will take effect July 31st, 2023...

2023 Judicial Rotation


Judicial rotation will occur July 31, 2023. The changes are as follows:

Circuit Court Judge Current Division New Division Courtroom
William J. Domina Family Criminal/Traffic SC-G013
Jennifer R. Dorow Criminal/Traffic Family SC-1016

When sending mail to those judges who are rotating in July, 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 Calendar Clerks for the above judiciary will remain the same, despite the fact that they are rotating to a new Circuit Court Division.


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