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Waukesha County Clerk of Courts service counter closes to public starting Monday

The Waukesha County Clerk of Court’s service counters are closing to the public starting on Monday to restrict face-to-face encounters during the coronavirus pandemic. The Clerk of Courts office will remain open by appointment but only for certain services.

Officials have added a drop box inside the main entrance of the Waukesha County Courthouse. This is a place where people will be able to safely leave materials while the service counters are closed. Documents can also be mailed, faxed or filed online. All court filings and documents will continue to be processed.

Individuals mailing documents or using the drop box should include:

  1. Original Filing Document and appropriate number of copies
  2. Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope if return of filed stamped copies is requested
  3. Check, Cashier’s Check or Money Order for applicable filing fee
  4. Name and phone number for Credit Card payment or questions about submitted documents

The Clerk of Courts office will remain open by appointment only for the following services. Appointments may be scheduled by calling the listed phone numbers.

  1. Temporary Restraining Orders (Civil & Small Claims Court: 262-548-7525)
  2. Enforce Physical Placement (Family Court: 262-548-7544)
  3. Signature Bonds (Criminal & Traffic Court: 262-548-7485)
  4. Search Warrants (Criminal & Traffic Court: 262-548-7485)
  5. Requests to inspect a court record (Clerk of Circuit Court: 262-970-6676)

Credit-card payments can be processed online or over the phone at 262-548-7494. Check or money order payments can be mailed or left in the drop box. Cash payments will not be accepted.

About Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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