Search and Copy Information
In person: Come to the Clerk of Courts Office and provide the receptionist with the case number of the file you are requesting. If you do not know your case number, there is a public access computer in our lobby for you to look it up. We must charge a $5 research fee if we look up the case number. If the case has been scanned the file can be viewed on the public access copier and documents purchased from the computer. The cost of printed documents is $1.25/page. If the record is NOT scanned we will pull the file and you will be able to view the file in our office. If you require copies, a clerk will make the copies for the amount provided by statute, $1.25/page. We can certify copies for $5/case number.
By fax or mail: You may call our office and provide the case number and information you will need. If you do not provide your case number we must charge a $5 research fee. We can pull the file and tell you how many pages. We must charge $1.25/page and if you need certified copies there is a $5/case number fee. We can then fax to a number provided (Please note: certified copies can not be faxed) or send to you in the required self addressed stamped envelope. We require pre-payment, prior to sending any information. If you have any questions please call the Clerk of Courts office at 715-839-4816 option #6.
Records Retention: Records are stored for various amounts of times. Please refer to the Retention Brochure for details.
Expunging Court Records: There are specific requirements to have a case expunged. Please refer to the Expunging Court Records Brochure for details.
Executive Clemency (Governor's Pardon)
Per the Governor's office, the pardon process has been suspended indefinitely. Applications currently on file will be saved for future use. However, no new applications will be accepted.
Common Web sites:
WI Department of Justice
WI Department of Correction (Probation & Parole)
WI Correctional Facilities
Finding an Attorney
Eau Claire County Bar
Public Defender & Court Appointed Attorneys
You have the right to an attorney in a criminal matter. If you can not hire an attorney, you may apply to the state public defender. You must go to the State Public Defender Office and complete a financial application.
Office of the State Public Defender
21 S. Barstow St-3rd Floor
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
If you do not qualify for a State Public Defender, you may qualify for a Court Appointed Attorney. Please bring the packet from the State Public Defender Office with you to the Clerk of Courts Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. A staff member will determine your eligibility and establish a payment schedule.
See Sheriff's Web site for:
Active Warrant List
Jail Visiting Hours
Eau Claire County's Most Wanted