Waukesha County

Petitions are prepared by appointment only.
Please contact:
Kristin Wurtz
Commitment Hearings Coordinator at (262) 548-7505
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

If you have an emergency situation, please contact your local law enforcement agency for assistance 911

Mental Commitments-Chapter 51.20
Petitions must be signed by three adults, at least one of whom must have personal knowledge of the facts and circumstances that will support a petition for commitment. All three petitioners must be willing to testify at a minimum of two court hearings and to come to this office to sign the petition before a notary.

Alcohol Commitments-Chapter 51.45
Alcohol and drug dependence/abuse petitions must be screened and approved by the Waukesha County Health and Human Services Department, Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Addiction Unit. Please call (262) 548-7666 and ask to speak with a crisis clinician for pre-screening prior to calling this office.

Note: Statutes give us the discretion to determine if a petition will be filed. Making an appointment does not guarantee filing.