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:  
Pending expanded case types:  
Voluntary case types: None at this time
Mandatory case types: None; implementation not yet scheduled
Pending expanded case types: None at this time
Voluntary case types: Small Claims
Mandatory case types: None; implementation not yet scheduled
Pending expanded case types: None at this time
Voluntary case types: – Civil and Small Claims
– Family and Paternity
Mandatory case types: None; implementation not yet scheduled
Pending expanded case types: None at this time
Voluntary case types: – Civil and Small Claims
– Family
Mandatory case types: None; implementation not yet scheduled
Pending expanded case types: None at this time
Voluntary case types: None at this time
Mandatory case types: – Civil and Small Claims
– Family and Paternity
– Criminal, Traffic, and Ordinance
Pending expanded case types: None at this time
Voluntary case types: – Probate (PR & IN)
Mandatory case types: – Civil and Small Claims
– Family and Paternity
– Criminal, Traffic, and Ordinance
Pending expanded case types: None at this time

Participating counties

Mandatory eFiling in the Wisconsin circuit courts has been phased in on a county-by-county basis for the first set of case types. Once mandatory eFiling is implemented in a county, attorneys and high-volume filing agents are required to eFile:

eFiling will continue to be voluntary 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 eFiling for additional case types.

The scope of mandatory eFiling will continue to expand, including more case types and class codes over time. For example, probate and informal probate eFiling will become mandatory on March 1, 2018. While eFiling is not currently available for temporary restraining order and injunction cases, they will be added in the future as well.

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


Upcoming mandatory eFiling implementations

For notifications about when new 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.