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Our office is the administrative record keeping office for the Eau Claire County Circuit Courts. We offer many resources and links to assist you in accessing the court system.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

On January 5, 2015 Susan Schaffer took office as the elected Clerk of Circuit Court.

Eau Claire County Clerk of Circuit Court Susan Schaffer is pleased to announce the Clerk of Court Office will begin using text reminder alerts for scheduled court hearings commencing July 1, 2016. Forms to opt in to these alerts will be placed at the Clerk of Court’s front counter and in the law library at the courthouse. Parties must provide a current cell phone number to opt-in. Parties may opt out at any time by notifying the Clerk of Court Office in writing. These text reminder alerts are supplemental notifications provided as a convenience for parties.

NOTE:  Please be advised that the Water Street Bridge will be closed for approximately 1 year beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2015.  Be sure to account for any additional travel time when driving to the Government Center. 

 Hours of Operation

We are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday Please arrive in time to COMPLETE all business prior to 5 p.m.

New case filings must be submitted no later than 4:45 p.m. or they will not be processed until the next business day.

 A drop box is also provided for filings and payments after 5 p.m. 

Phone Directory

Please listen carefully to the menu to select the case type that applies.  Our staff might be in court or helping customers at the counter, please leave a message (name, number and case number, if applicable) and we will return your call as soon as we can.

Press 1: Office hours, address, and fax
Press 2: Questions about a fee or fine
Press 3: Divorce, paternity, child custody and placement, and restraining orders
Press 4:  Traffic, ordinance or under age drinking
Press 5:  Civil or small claims
Press 6:  Criminal
Press 7:  More Options
Press 9:  To repeat Options
Press 0:  To leave a message

Case Filing Policy

*Copy Fees*

Copies of court documents are $1.25/page (amount provided by statute) and will be available through the Public Access Terminal at the Clerk of Court's office.  A public access copier ($0.25/page) is available in the County Law Library  for copying documents prior to filing.

Court staff may not provide legal advice or recommend a specific course of action for an individual.  Our office does provide some forms, written instructions and common, routinely employed court procedures to assist court users.  Court staff shall remain impartial and may not provide or withhold assistance for the purpose of giving one party an advantage over another.  It is advised that an individual seek the assistance of an attorney for more comprehensive and individualized assistance (From Supreme Court Rule 70.41)

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