Wisconsin Circuit Court

What is the Wisconsin Circuit Court and What Does it Do?

The Wisconsin Circuit Court is a court that hears all criminal and civil matters. It is a trial court and is divided into ten districts. Some judges travel between the courts within their district.





The Wisconsin Circuit Court system includes several individual courts, namely:

  • District 1 – Milwaukee County
  • District 2 – Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties
  • District 3 – Jefferson, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties
  • District 4 – Calumet, Fond Du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Winnebago Counties
  • District 5 – Dane, Greene, Lafayette, and Rock Counties
  • District 6 – Adams, Clark, Columbia, Dodge, Green Lake, Juneau, Marquette, Portage, Sauk, Waushara, and Wood Counties
  • District 7 – Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon Counties
  • District 8 – Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, and Waupaca Counties
  • District 9 – Forest, Florence, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Menominee, Oneida, Price, Shawano, Taylor, and Vilas Counties
  • District 10 – Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties

Services from the Wisconsin Circuit Court System

Services aside from civil and criminal cases include; resolving family issues, appointing a conservator, handling juvenile matters, probate cases, and mental health issues.

Account Services for Wisconsin Circuit Courts

Their website makes everything with their E-File services. You can pay your fines and fees, get assistance with online forms, check juror information, and e-file your forms.

Case Access in Wisconsin Circuit Court

There are two ways to find your case online. The simple search requires just a business or an individual’s name to locate the case. If your search results in too many results, you can opt for the advanced search that will require more in depth information such as; filing dates, type of case, case number, and offense date (if applicable)

How Can I Get Court Reporter Transcripts?

To obtain court transcripts, you must call the court reporter of the District where the trial took place. The following are the phone numbers to call:

District 1 – 414-223-1423

District 2 – 262-636-3640

District 3 – 262-970-6634

District 4 – 920-424-0027

District 5 – 608-267-2524

District 6 – 715-345-5295

District 7 – 608-785-9546

District 8 – 920-448-4362

District 9 – 715-842-3872

District 10 – 715-245-4106



Pay a Traffic Fine in Wisconsin Circuit Court

You can pay fines in person at the courthouse where your trial was heard or you can pay online. If you choose to pay online, be advised there are fees associated with the service. If you use an electronic check, add an additional $2.50 to your total. If you are using a credit card, the fee is an extra 2.75%.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Jury Service

Every two to four years, citizens become eligible to be called for jury duty. If you are one of those individuals, you will receive notification from the district circuit court that is in your county. If you fail to appear, you could be fined for the inconvenience. If you need to skip jury duty, it’s best to call the juror contact at the court house.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Hours, Phone Numbers and Address

All courthouses are open Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm. The address and phone numbers are as follows:

  1. District 1 – Milwaukee County Courthouse 901 N 9th St Rm 609 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425   (414) 278-5116
  2. District 2 – Kenosha County Courthouse 912 56th St Br 2 Kenosha, WI 53140-3736  (262) 653-2663
    Racine County Courthouse 730 Wisconsin Ave Ste 275 Racine, WI 53403-1238      (262) 636-3133
  3. District 3 – Waukesha County Courthouse 515 W Moreland Blvd Br 2 Waukesha, WI 53188-2428   (262) 548-7538
  4. District 4 – Winnebago County Courthouse 415 Jackson St Br 3 PO Box 2808 Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808   (920) 236-4835
  5. District 5 – Rock County Courthouse 51 S Main St 5th Floor Janesville, WI 53545-3978   .(608) 743-2261
  6. District 6 – Wood County Courthouse 400 Market St Br 1 PO Box 8095 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095   (715) 421-8520
  7. District 7 – Grant County Courthouse 130 W Maple St Lancaster, WI 53813   (608) 723-7826
  8. District 8 – Marinette County Courthouse 1926 Hall Ave Marinette, WI 54143-1717   (715) 732-7470
  9. District 9 – Marathon County Courthouse 500 Forest St Wausau, WI 54403-5568  (715) 261-1350
  10. District 10 – St. Croix County Government Center 1101 Carmichael Rd Br 3 Hudson, WI 54016-7710   (715) 386-4611

Wisconsin Circuit Court Divisions

The Wisconsin Circuit Court covers; Civil, Criminal, Small Claims, Mental Health, Probate, Conservatorship, Family, and Juvenile matters. You can also find the forms online that you will need to file and can seek out legal assistance or self-representation assistance.

Where are Wisconsin Circuit Courts? What is the address of the Wisconsin Circuit Court?

The locations and address are as follows:

  1. District 1 – Milwaukee County Courthouse 901 N 9th St Rm 609 Milwaukee, WI 53233-1425   (414) 278-5116
  2. District 2 – Kenosha County Courthouse 912 56th St Br 2 Kenosha, WI 53140-3736  (262) 653-2663
    Racine County Courthouse 730 Wisconsin Ave Ste 275 Racine, WI 53403-1238      (262) 636-3133
  3. District 3 – Waukesha County Courthouse 515 W Moreland Blvd Br 2 Waukesha, WI 53188-2428   (262) 548-7538
  4. District 4 – Winnebago County Courthouse 415 Jackson St Br 3 PO Box 2808 Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808   (920) 236-4835
  5. District 5 – Rock County Courthouse 51 S Main St 5th Floor Janesville, WI 53545-3978   .(608) 743-2261
  6. District 6 – Wood County Courthouse 400 Market St Br 1 PO Box 8095 Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095   (715) 421-8520
  7. District 7 – Grant County Courthouse 130 W Maple St Lancaster, WI 53813   (608) 723-7826
  8. District 8 – Marinette County Courthouse 1926 Hall Ave Marinette, WI 54143-1717   (715) 732-7470
  9. District 9 – Marathon County Courthouse 500 Forest St Wausau, WI 54403-5568  (715) 261-1350
  10. District 10 – St. Croix County Government Center 1101 Carmichael Rd Br 3 Hudson, WI 54016-7710   (715) 386-4611
  11. Wisconsin Circuit Court Courthouse Docket

For pending court cases, you can search for the docket here. If you would like to see the judgments for docketed cases, you can find those here. Judgments can be searched by docket date or judgment date and will require the county and date information.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Divorce Reports

Divorces are considered a part of the the Civil sector and you can find those under the civil judgements.  You will need to provide the date of divorce and the county it was completed in.

Search by Name for Wisconsin Circuit Court Cases

You can find court cases with just a last name, or last name and first name, here. If you are searching for a case involving a business, scroll down to the field that is for business information.

View Wisconsin Circuit Court Case Records

At this time, you can only view civil case records. You will have to call the number of the courthouse that handled a criminal case if you would like that information. Civil case records can be viewed here.

Find Wisconsin Circuit Court Arrest Records

At this time, the Wisconsin Circuit Court does not post arrest records online. If you need to inquire about criminal history, it’s best to either perform a background check or speak with your local police department.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Marriage License

To obtain a marriage license, you must visit the district circuit court of the county you live in. The offices are referred to as Marriage Bureaus in the courthouse. If you and your partner live in separate counties, or you and your partner are out of state residents, you must go to the courthouse for the county where the wedding will take place. Average cost of marriage license is $70 but varies across the entire state.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Calendar

The court calendar is categorized in three ways; for attorneys, court, and law enforcement. When clicking on the calendar header, you will always select court and provide information regarding the county, date range, and court official to see the docket.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Holidays

The Circuit Court observes the following holidays; New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and day after, and Christmas Day. However, it is important to still contact your district courthouse because not all courthouses observe the same. A few are closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In other cases, some courthouses may alter their houses. Some are open on Christmas Eve but closing early while others are not open at all. When in doubt, call!

What is the Wisconsin Appellate Court?

The Wisconsin Appellate Court is in place to hear appeals on judgements imposed by the Wisconsin Circuit Court. Appeals of misdemeanors, small claims, and municipal ordinances are heard by one judge. All other cases are heard by a three judge panel. If you are seeking an appeal to a judgment, this is the court that you will be involved with.