Clerk of Circuit Court

Clerks of circuit court are public officials elected to 4-year terms in countywide races. They are statutorily responsible for various record keeping functions of the court including the maintenance of records of all documents filed with the courts, keeping a record of court proceedings, and collecting various fees, fines and forfeitures ordered by the court or specified by statute.

Jury Management
Jury management is also a responsibility of clerks of circuit court. Effective July 1, 1997, Wisconsin citizens are obligated for no more than one month of jury service in a 4-year period.

As local court administrative personnel, clerks of circuit work daily with:
  • The general public
  • Law enforcement
  • The legal community
  • Local, state and federal agencies, businesses
The clerk and staff are not allowed to give legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to your attorney or to the Lawyer Referral Service at 800-362-9082.