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. Additionally, as of March 1, 2017 mandatory eFiling is required for Criminal/Traffic, including felonies, misdemeanor, traffic and forfeiture violations.
NOTE: eFiling is not currently available for the following:
Ultimately eFiling 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.
Waukesha County has transitioned to mandatory eFiling for the following case types: civil (CV), small claims (SC), family (FA), paternity (PA), criminal (CF, CM & CT), traffic (TR), ordinance (FO), and formal (PR) and informal probate (IN) cases.
Additionally, Waukesha County is now participating in voluntary eFiling of guardianship, commitment, judgment and lien cases.
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.
Once you have successfully uploaded your documents, you will be transferred to the payment site to complete payment. Please note the following:
Opt into an existing case
To become an electronic filing party on an existing case you must opt-in to the case.
How much does it cost to eFile?
Effective July 1, 2016 the cost to eFile will be $20.00 per party per case in addition to the statutory filing fee.
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.