DUE TO COVID-19 we are asking the public to speak with someone in our office via PHONE OR EMAIL PRIOR to coming in person. Our phone directory is below.  You can also email us at:

Eau Claire County Circuit Court Emergency Order (Dated March 26, 2020)

Eau Claire County Circuit Courts Order Regarding Emergency Temporary Measures 

Eau Claire County Circuit Courts Emergency Temporary Order Suspending Evictions and Writs of Restitution 

Susan Schaffer Clerk of Court Photo

Susan Schaffer, Clerk of Circuit Court

Susan Schaffer began her second term as Clerk of Circuit Court on January 7, 2019.  The Clerk of Court 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 through one of the avenues on the right under Contact Info.  


Hours of Operation

We are open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Eau Claire County has implemented a security scanning station on the 2nd floor.  Security Screening will take place for all non-county employees and visitors to the Courts floor of the Eau Claire County Courthouse.

Please arrive in time to COMPLETE all business prior to the close of business.

All Eau Claire County offices will be closed the following holidays:  New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Friday before Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Day After Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Years Eve Day.


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: Fine or Fee Questions

Press 2: Divorce, child custody and placement,and restraining orders

Press 3:  Criminal, Traffic or Ordinance Citations

Press 4:  Civil or Small Claims

Press 5:  Juror Questions

Press 9:  To repeat Options


New case filings

New case counter filings must be submitted no later than 15 minutes before the close of business each day or they will not be processed until the next business day.




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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