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. Once the case number is provided we will pull the file and you will be able to review the file within our office. If you wish to make copies there is a public copier in the office which costs $0.25/page. If we make the copies, we must charge the required $1.25/page copy fee. 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 payment up front, prior to sending any information. If you have any questions please call the Clerk of Courts office at 715-839-4816.
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)
To be eligible for a pardon, a person must have been convicted of a felony and must have completed their sentence 5 years or more before applying for the pardon. The Governor or Chairman of the Pardon Advisory Board may waive these requirements if the person can show there are extraordinary circumstances that should allow them to be eligible for a pardon from a misdemeanor conviction or if it has been less than 5 years since they completed their sentence. A pardon restores all of the person’s rights that were lost due to the conviction. A pardon does not expunge, erase or seal the person’s criminal record. When a pardon is granted the Governor’s office provides an order to the clerk of courts granting the pardon.
The Clerk of Courts office does not have the forms or handle any paperwork relating to Governor's Pardons. We are not able to assist in filling out the required paperwork.
You can obtain more information or a pardon application package by calling the Governor’s office directly at 608-266-1212 and ask for one to be sent or emailed to you. You can also write to:
Office of the Governor, Pardon Advisory Board
Room 115 East, State Capitol Building
P.O. Box 7863
Madison, WI 53707
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