eFile/eCourts

Circuit court eFiling

Implementation timeline

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 continues to be voluntary for self-represented litigants. See Wis. Stats. ยง 801.18 for additional details about mandatory eFiling.

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)
December 2019
  • Juvenile judgments (JJ)
  • Juvenile injunctions (JI)
  • Temporary restraining orders (TRO)
  • Temporary physical custody requests
  • Juvenile CHIPS 68998-Waiver of Parental Consent (Jane Doe)

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