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.
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. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. 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.
New counter case 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.
A drop box is also provided for in person filings and payments after hours.
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
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)