eFile/eCourts

Log in to eFilingCircuit court eFiling

The circuit court eFiling system allows attorneys and parties to electronically file new cases and documents for civil, family and small claims cases in the Wisconsin circuit courts.

Log in to the circuit court eFiling website

View an online presentation of the eFiling registration process
View an online presentation of the circuit court eFiling system

Mandatory eFiling rule proposed

The Committee of Chief Judges is proposing an amendment to the current eFiling rule that would make eFiling mandatory for attorneys and for agents who file 10 or more small claims actions per year.

View the committee's report and proposed rule Adobe PDF

Those with comments or concerns about the proposal for mandatory eFiling in Wisconsin can e-mail them to web.admin@wicourts.gov by Monday, September 22. Feedback will be collected and directed to the Committee of Chief Judges for consideration.

Rule for protection of information in court records proposed

The CCAP Steering Committee is proposing an amendment to court rules to protect certain personal identifiers and financial account numbers, in order to preserve personal privacy and lessen exposure to identity theft. Lawyers and self-represented litigants would be required to redact social security numbers, bank account numbers, and similar information from documents filed with the court or submit it on a confidential form.

View the committee's report and proposed rule Adobe PDF

Those with comments or concerns about the proposed redaction rule can e-mail them to web.admin@wicourts.gov by Monday, September 22. Feedback will be collected and directed to the CCAP Steering Committee for consideration.

Counties and case types enabled for eFiling

Each county circuit court makes an individual decision about when to offer eFiling, based on factors such as staffing and equipment resources. Eventually electronic filing will be available for all case types in all counties.

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* eFiling is not currently available for garnishments, TROs and injunctions

Background

Each county circuit court makes an individual decision about when to offer eFiling, based on factors such as staffing and equipment resources. Eventually electronic filing will be available for all case types in all counties.

Use of the circuit court system is voluntary for attorneys and self-represented litigants; those who choose not to participate may continue to use paper. Electronically filed documents can be viewed only by the attorneys or parties to the case and will not be available on the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA) website. Electronic signatures will be provided for attorneys, self-represented parties and court officials.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has created Wis. Stats. § 801.17 authorizing electronic filing, effective July 1, 2008. The court has also created Supreme Court Rule §70.42, authorizing the use of electronic signatures by court officials.

View the electronic filing rule Adobe PDF
View the court official electronic signature rule Adobe PDF
View the report of the eFiling committee Adobe PDF

About the technology

The technology for this project is similar to electronic filing systems used by the federal courts and other state courts. Documents are filed through a secure website and integrated into the existing case management system. Electronic filing is expected to provide quicker filing and service, reduced reliance on paper files, reduced data entry and improved accuracy.

Contact information

For more information regarding the circuit court eFiling system, please contact web.admin@wicourts.gov.

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