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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.

Per Wisconsin State Statute 801.18 E-filing became Mandatory for attorneys and large volume filers in Eau Claire County in 2017 for select case types.  

Reference the E-filing page for additional information.

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.

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

New counter 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 in person 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: Fine or Fee Questions

Press 2Divorce, 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

Administrative Order Regarding E-filing and Trial or Hearing Exhibits

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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