eFiling (electronic filing) became mandatory in Waukesha County on November 15, 2016 for the following case types: Civil, including the majority of large claim and small claim case types and Family, including paternity, divorce, legal separation, and annulment.
NOTE: eFiling is not currently available for the following:
will be available for all case types in all counties, including Probate and Juvenile matters. The mandatory
eFiling rule (Wis.
Stat. §801.18) became effective July 1,
2016. The circuit court mandatory eFiling system has begun rolling this out county by county. Paper filings may only be filed by attorneys or high volume filers in the counties that are not mandatory. A
list of participating counties and upcoming mandatory eFiling implementations
can be viewed here.
As of November 15, 2016 eFiling is voluntary for the majority of Criminal/Traffic case types in Waukesha County. Electronic filing for Criminal/Traffic will be mandatory on March 1, 2017. Learn more about the rollout of criminal eFiling.
Electronically filed documents can be viewed only by the attorneys or parties to the case and will not be available on the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA) website. However, the public can view case documents at the public access terminals located in the Circuit Court offices, as long as it is not a confidential case type.
Each user must log in to his or her own password-protected account in order to upload or view documents, and will only be allowed to upload or view documents in cases that they are involved in. Anyone, including the general public, has the ability to create a user account on the electronic filing website.
How much does it cost
file a new case
Once you have successfully uploaded your documents,
you will be transferred to the payment site to complete payment. Please note the following:
an existing case
To become an electronic filing party on an existing
case you must opt-in to the case.
eFiling saves time, money and eliminates the issues
of lost mailings, wrong addresses, last minute rushes to the courthouse, and
other issues associated with exchanging filings in paper form. Another major advantage of the eFiling system
is the fact that it is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can view your eFiled case at anytime by logging
into the eFiling website, select the “My Case” link, and click the case number
to view case information.
You will receive confirmation emails from the
Wisconsin eFiling system for the following:
If you encounter any problems related to case management while eFiling contact
the appropriate division in the Clerk of Courts for assistance. If you are having technical errors with the eFiling website review technical requirements here or leave a message for CCAP.
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