Search and Copy Requests

In person:  Come to the Clerk of Courts Office and utilize the Public Access computer in the lobby to locate the case file you are requesting.  If you are unable to locate your case number or wish to have Clerk of Court staff locate this for you, a $5 statutory research fee must be paid [see Wis. Stats. §814.61(11)].  If the case file has been scanned, the file can be viewed on the public access terminal and you may request to purchase documents directly from the computer.  The cost of printed documents is $1.25/page.  If the record is NOT scanned, you will request the file from counter staff who will pull the file for your viewing.  If you require copies, a clerk will make the copies for you at the statutory rate of $1.25/page .  We can certify copies for an additional $5/case number [see 814.61(10)(a)]. 


By fax or mail:  You may call our office and provide the case number, document name and filing date for the documents you wish to purchase.  If you do not provide your case number, a $5 statutory research fee must be paid.  We can pull the file and provide you with the page count and cost to purchase the documents you are requesting.  The cost to obtain documents is $1.25/page and if you need certified copies there is a $5/case number fee.  We can then fax to a number provided (up to 15 pages only) or send to you in the required self addressed stamped envelope  (Please note: certified copies can not be faxed).  A postage fee may also be paid   We require pre-payment, prior to sending any information which can be mailed or paid via credit/debit card through the third party agency who processes such payments on our behalf.  See information for payment by internet or phone on our Payments page.  If you have any questions please call the Clerk of Courts office at 715-839-4816 and press the prompt for the case type you are requesting. Please note the clerk has up to 10 days to complete copy requests by fax or mail.

Records Retention:  Records are stored for various amounts of times.  Please refer to the Retention Brochure for details.