SATISFACTIONS OF JUDGMENTS & LIENS
Satisfaction of Judgment: A Satisfaction of Judgment is a document signed by the judgment creditor indicating that the judgment has been paid in full or in part.
Full Satisfaction of Lien: A full Satisfaction of Lien is a document signed by a lien holder in which he releases the property subject to the lien.
Satisfaction forms are available in the Clerk of Court's office, Room C-167 of the Courthouse, or can be downloaded and printed.
Instructions for Filing a Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien
- Obtain a blank Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien form - one form for each Satisfaction. The Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien form must be completed by the debtor and/or creditor, and must be signed and notarized by the creditor.
- The completed original Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien form must be filed with the Clerk of Circuit Court in Room C-167 of the Courthouse for the Clerk's office to satisfy the judgment or lien.
- The Satisfaction of Judgment or Lien may either be filed in person in Room C-167 of the Waukesha County Courthouse or by mail by sending the satisfaction form(s) and Satisfaction fee(s) to:
Waukesha County Courthouse
Clerk of Courts, Civil Division
515 W. Moreland Boulevard
Waukesha, WI 53188
- A separate fee must accompany each satisfaction
If your judgment or lien is appearing on a credit bureau list and you know that the judgment or lien has already been satisfied and filed with the Clerk's office, you may either obtain a certified copy of the satisfaction from the Clerk's office, or the Clerk's office can print a Certificate of Satisfaction of Judgment for you. A fee will be charged.
Note: More detailed information on satisfactions can be found in §806.19 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
Instructions for Filing a Satisfaction of Judgment due to Bankruptcy
If your judgment has been discharged through the bankruptcy court, you will need to file an Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment due to Discharge in Bankruptcy and complete the following steps for each individual judgment you wish to satisfy
- Submit a completed Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment Due to Discharge in Bankruptcy and accompanying Order for a Circuit Court Judge to sign.
- Attach the Order Discharging Debt that was signed by the Bankruptcy Court Judge and the Schedule F or Schedule D, showing the circuit court case that is being discharged.
- Proof of service of these papers on the creditor in the matter must be filed with the application. Examples of proof of service include:
- Affidavit of mailing
- Certified mail receipt
- A sample Application for Order of Satisfaction of Judgment due to Discharge in Bankruptcy form may be obtained from the Clerk of Circuit Court's office in Room C-167 of the Courthouse, or viewed here .
Note: Information covering this topic is set forth in §806.19(4) of Wisconsin Statutes. Please refer to this section if you want additional information. If you are unsure about how to proceed on your own, you may wish to consult an attorney.