eFile/eCourts

Circuit court eFiling

eFiling status in Wisconsin

Select from the dropdown to see eFiling case types by county:  
Voluntary case types:  
Mandatory case types:  
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; not yet scheduled
Voluntary case types: None
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation February 1, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation February 1, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation February 1, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation February 15, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation February 15, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation February 15, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation March 1, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation March 15, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation March 15, 2017
Voluntary case types: None
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation March 15, 2017
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; Mandatory implementation March 1, 2017
Voluntary case types: None
Mandatory case types: None; not yet scheduled
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; not yet scheduled
Voluntary case types: Civil, Family, and Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; not yet scheduled
Voluntary case types: None
Mandatory case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Voluntary case types: Criminal
Mandatory case types: Civil, Family, Paternity, and Small Claims
Voluntary case types: Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; not yet scheduled

Participating counties

Mandatory eFiling in the Wisconsin circuit courts will be phased in on a county-by-county basis. Once mandatory eFiling has been implemented in a county, attorneys and high-volume filing agents will be required to eFile civil, family, paternity, and small claims cases. eFiling will continue to be voluntary for all other case types and for self-represented litigants. See Wis. Stats. ยง 801.18 for additional details about mandatory eFiling.

The map and table featured here provide a summary of the current state of eFiling and a snapshot of which counties are slated to implement mandatory eFiling next.

While eFiling is not currently available for TROs and injunctions, other class codes and case types will be added over time. Probate, guardianship, and mental health proceedings will be the next group of cases enabled for eFiling.

A table showing the eFiling status in each county is available here.


Upcoming mandatory eFiling implementations

For notifications about when new counties or case types will be enabled, subscribe to the eFiling notification service on the right side of the Circuit Court eFiling home page, or follow us on Twitter. The following counties are slated to implement mandatory eFiling over the next several weeks:

County Implementation date
Marquette February 1, 2017
Waushara February 1, 2017
Winnebago February 1, 2017
Calumet February 15, 2017
Eau Claire February 15, 2017
Portage February 15, 2017
Bayfield March 1, 2017
Manitowoc March 1, 2017
Washington March 1, 2017
Buffalo March 15, 2017
Fond du Lac March 15, 2017
Pepin March 15, 2017