Circuit court eFiling–Release notes and updates

Wisconsin eFiling Update: Oh my gourd! Pumpkin spice everything!

(Volume 3, Issue 6—October 23, 2018)

There's a chill in the air, color in the trees, and a surplus of pumpkin spice to ease us from summer to fall. As you stock up on fun-size treats (that may or may not live to see Halloween) and mull over office-appropriate costume options, take a beat to read up on what's happening with eFiling.

Mandatory eFiling

On September 1st, 2018, guardianship (GN), mental commitment (ME), and judgment and lien (CL, CO, FJ, HL, OL, & TJ) case types were merged into a lengthy list of other case types that must be electronically filed by attorneys and high-volume filing agents in all Wisconsin circuit courts. Other mandatory case types include:

This list will continue to grow on a case-type-by-case-type, county-by-county basis until all circuit court cases can be electronically filed.

Voluntary case types

Over half of Wisconsin counties currently offer voluntary eFiling for adoption (AD), juvenile adoption (JA), juvenile guardianship (JG), and juvenile civil commitment (JM) cases. In addition, Barron, Dodge, and Green Lake are piloting commitment of an inmate (CI), complex forfeiture (CX), John Doe (JD), juvenile CHIPS (JC), juvenile civil law and ordinance violations (JO), juvenile delinquency (JV), and termination of parental rights (TP) cases. All of these voluntary case types, along with minor guardianship (GN; class codes 50304 and 50305) and minor commitment (ME; class code 50504) will become mandatory on March 4, 2019. Take a look at the Participating counties page of our website to learn about specific offerings in each county.

ePayment news

We're excited to announce ePayment enhancements currently in the works that will enable payment for eFilings in a new browser session if you forget to pay or accidentally close your browser window prior to completing your payment. This update makes it possible to return to the website and make payment on a filing you previously submitted, but for some reason, didn't get a chance to pay for. The new payment feature is set to be released within the next couple of weeks.

eFiling tricks to treat yourself to

You've likely been using the eFiling website for a while now, but there a several Easter eggs available (wrong holiday…I know) that you may not be aware of to help you get the most out of your eFiling experience. Read on if you dare, mwah hah hah hah!

Reach out to us!

Our knowledgeable staff is here to assist you. If you have questions along the way, call us at 1-800-462-8843, chat with us, or email us at eFileSupport@wicourts.gov. And don't forget to follow us on Twitter @ CCAP_Wisconsin!


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