eFile/eCourts

Map of eFiling status in Wisconsin This is a map of Wisconsin showing eFilable case types by county and whether they are mandatory or voluntary. An alternative view of this map can be found here. ADAMS ASHLAND BARRON BAYFIELD BROWN BUFFALO BURNETT CALUMET CHIPPEWA CLARK COLUMBIA CRAWFORD DANE DODGE DOOR DOUGLAS DUNN EAU CLAIRE FLORENCE FOND DU LAC FOREST GREEN GRANT GREEN LAKE IOWA IRON JEFFERSON JACKSON JUNEAU KENOSHA KEWAUNEE LA CROSSE LAFAYETTE LANGLADE LINCOLN MANITOWOC MARATHON MARINETTE MARQUETTE MENOMINEE MILWAUKEE MONROE OCONTO ONEIDA OUTAGAMIE OZAUKEE PEPIN PIERCE POLK PORTAGE PRICE RACINE RICHLAND ROCK RUSK SAUK SAWYER SHAWANO SHEBOYGAN ST. CROIX TAYLOR TREMPEALEAU VERNON VILAS WALWORTH WASHBURN WASHINGTON WAUKESHA WAUPACA WAUSHARA WINNEBAGO WOOD eFiling status in Wisconsin Mandatory case types

Circuit court eFiling

eFiling participation

eFiling in Wisconsin circuit courts has been phased in on a county-by-county basis. The table below provides a timeline of mandatory implementations since the eFiling rule was passed in 2016. At present, attorneys and high-volume filing agents with cases in Wisconsin counties are required to eFile the cases types listed within the table. eFiling will continue to be voluntary for self-represented litigants. See Wis. Stats. § 801.18 for additional details about mandatory eFiling.

Counties may offer voluntary eFiling for a final set of case types and class codes in the future. The map featured here illustrates the current state of eFiling in each county.

Implementation wave Mandatory case types
March 2017
  • Civil (CV)
  • Family (FA)
  • Paternity (PA)
  • Small Claims (SC)
  • Criminal Forfeiture (CF)
  • Criminal Misdemeanor (CM)
  • Criminal Traffic (CT)
  • Ordinance (FO)
  • Traffic (TR)
July 2018
  • Formal Probate (PR)
  • Informal Probate (IN)
September 2018
  • Construction Lien (CL)
  • Condominium Lien (CO)
  • Guardianship (GN)
  • Foreign Judgment (FJ)
  • Hospital Lien (HL)
  • Mental Commitment (ME)
  • Other Lien (OL)
  • Transcript of Judgment (TJ)
March 2019
  • Adoption (AD)
  • Commitment of an Inmate (CI)
  • Complex Forfeiture (CX)
  • John Doe (JD)
  • Juvenile Adoption (JA)
  • Juvenile CHIPS (JC)
  • Juvenile Civil Commitment (JM)
  • Juvenile Civil Law and Ordinance Violations (JO)
  • Juvenile Delinquency (JV)
  • Juvenile Guardianship (JG)
  • Termination of Parental Rights (TP)


Upcoming mandatory eFiling implementations

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