• E-filing is mandatory in Waukesha County for civil, small claims, family, paternity, criminal traffic/ordinance violations, formal and informal probate, guardianship and commitment, and judgment/lien cases. E-filing is voluntary in Waukesha County for adoption, juvenile adoption, juvenile civil commitments, commitments of inmates, complex forfeiture, John Doe, juvenile CHIPS, juvenile civil and ordinance violations, juvenile delinquency, and TPR cases.
• The new e-filing rule is enacted as Wis. Stat., §801.18 http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/801/18. Additional information is available at https://www.wicourts.gov/ecourts/efilecircuit/index.jsp
• You can also contact 1-800-462-8843 for assistance with e-filing Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
REMINDER: As of September 1, 2018, documents requiring the signature of a court official (such as a proposed order) must include a blank 3″ top margin on page 1 and a blank 1/2″ top margin on all subsequent pages. The court official’s electronic signature will be placed in the margin on the first page, along with the filed stamp and a header containing the case number, document number, filed date, and pagination. The header will be applied to the top 1/2″ of all pages of documents filed with the courts, whether or not a court official signature is necessary. A six month grace period will be honored, providing you additional time to make the required changes. During this transition period, court staff will indicate if a submission is formatted improperly and the system will place the court official signature on a cover page to the document.