Protecting confidential information
It is the responsibility of the person filing a document to ensure that confidential information is not included in a public document. The clerk will not review filings to find confidential information. Specifically, filers are required to protect the following personal identifiers that may be found in court records: 1) social security numbers, 2) employer and tax identification numbers, 3) financial account numbers (bank accounts, credit cards, passwords, and PINs), 4) driver license and state identification numbers, and 5) passport numbers.
Beginning July 1, 2016, three new court rules apply to documents filed with Wisconsin circuit courts. These rules establish procedures for submission of confidential information, and sealing and redaction of court records.