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For a list of all website links listed on this page click on Links on the right side of this page.
The Clerk of Courts Office requests that parties wishing to have file stamped documents
returned to them after filing, please include self addressed,
stamped envelope (with proper postage amount) along with your documents for filing.

For your convenience, text message reminders for future hearing dates can be sent to your cell phone. If interested please contact the Clerk of Courts at 715-526-9347.

Clerk of Court Responsibilities
- Maintain Court Case Management
- Maintain Judgment and Lien dockets
- Collection of fines and forfeitures in traffic, ordinance violations, and criminal cases.
- Process passport applications

Case types and description
a. Family (FA)-Divorce, Child Support actions & Custody actions
b. Paternity (PA)-Determination of Paternity
c. Civil
  1. Large Civil (CV)-Claims over $10,000.00, Foreclosures, Property disputes, Restraining Orders, Name Changes
  2. Small Claims (SC)-Claims under $10,000.00, evictions, replevins
  3. Forfeitures (FO) – Adult Ordinance Citations, DNA Citations
  4. Traffic (TR) – Ordinance Traffic Citations

d. Criminal
  1. Criminal Misdemeanor (CM)
  2. Criminal Felony (CF)
  3. Criminal Traffic (CT)

e. Liens
  1. Hospital Liens (HL)
  2. Construction Liens (CL)
  3. Transcript of Judgments (TJ)-Judgments filed from other counties
  4. Foreign Judgments (FJ) Judgments filed by other states or Indian Tribes
  5. Tax Warrants (TW)
  6. Unemployment Warrants (UC)
  7. Worker’s Compensation Warrants (WC)

Legal Clinic information
a. Wisconsin Judicare, Inc: (click Links for website)
b. Lawyer Referral and Information service (LRIS): (click Links for website)

Payment options and payment plans
a. Payment plans are available for defendants having fines totaling $275 or more.
b. Defendants are allowed 30 days after conviction to pay or set up payment plan if eligible
c. ALL fines are certified with the WI Department of Revenue for tax refund interception
d. Credit Card Payments (additional third party fees apply )
1. Government Payment Services or 1-888-604-7888
2. Wisconsin Circuit Court Access

- Representing yourself in court: (click here for info)
- Protecting your Identity when filing documents: (click here for info)
- Wisconsinsin Legal Advice Hotline:
- State Bar of Wisconsin's Lawyer Referral Service, which offers free referrals to attorney who charge their regular rate:
- Modest Means Panel, which offers free referral to attorneys who charge reduced rates to low- income clients:

Family Court
a. Self-Help Family Website
b. Pro Se Divorce: (click here for info)
c. Mediation: Set through the Family Court Commissioner
d. Child Support: (State site) (Shawano County)

Small Claims
a. Information: (Under links at top right side of page)
b.The Wisconsin Way, A Guide for Landlords and Tenants
c. A Guide to Small Claims: (Under links at top right side of page)

Restraining Orders: (Click links for website)
a. Domestic Abuse:
  1. Safe Haven Domestic Abuse & Sexual Assault Support Center:
    1-888-303-3421 or 715-526-3421 (24 hour crisis line)
b. Harassment
c. Child Abuse
d. Individual at Risk

- Firearm Restrictions in Injunction Proceedings

Name change information: Contact Clerk of Circuit Court office for name change packet. Name changes are filed in the county of residence.

Criminal and OWI programs
- Alcohol Assessment
- Wisconsin Points System
- Public Defender
- Sex Offender Registry
- Ignition Interlock Device

a. Driver’s License Eligibility: (click here for info)
b. FAQ's for Ignition Interlock Devises (IID)
c. Ignition Interlock Device Vendors

Occupational License information: Contact DOT first, if denied then forms available at Clerk of Court to petition the Court.

Fee schedule – filing fees: (click here for info)

Jury/Juror Information: Juror qualification questionnaires can be filled out on line (click here for Questionaire)
a. Jury Information: Brochure available at Clerk of Court
b. Jury Trial Information Hotline: 715-526-4912

Court System Forms: (click here for info)

Passport Information: (click here for info)
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