Mandatory E-filing was implemented in Eau Claire County on February 15, 2017 for all Civil (CV) with the exception of Restraining Orders, Family (FA), Paternity (PA), Small Claims (SC) case types and March 1, 2017 for all Criminal (CF, CM, & CT) case types. This E-filing requirement applies to all attorney's who are filing anything in those case types as well as high-volume filers which have been identified by our office.
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.
Eau Claire County Clerk of Circuit Court Susan Schaffer is pleased to announce the Clerk of Court Office began using text reminder alerts for scheduled court hearings commencing July 1, 2016. Forms to opt in to these alerts are located in the Clerk of Court’s at the front counter and in the law library at the courthouse. Parties must provide a current cell phone number to opt-in. Parties may opt out at any time by notifying the Clerk of Court Office in writing. These text reminder alerts are supplemental notifications provided as a convenience for parties.
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.
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: Office hours, address, and fax
Press 2: Questions about a fee or fine
Press 3: Divorce, paternity, child custody and placement, and restraining orders
Press 4: Traffic, ordinance or under age drinking
Press 5: Civil or small claims
Press 6: Criminal
Press 7: More Options
Press 9: To repeat Options
Press 0: To leave a message
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)