Clerk of Courts

Order Approving Operational Plan for the Resumption of In-Person Proceedings and Jury Trials in Winnebago County


Press Release - Winnebago County Courts to Resume In Person Proceedings (PHASE I)


The Clerk of Courts’ Office will be open for limited in-person counter service beginning on Monday, August 3, 2020. Please review below for further details.



Our normal office hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.


However, we will be conducting weekly 8:00 a.m. staff meetings on Thursday mornings.  Our office will open at the conclusion of our meeting, which will be no later than 8:45 a.m.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience.



Clerk of Courts and Courts Contact Information 



Please process your request, filing or payment remotely if possible.

In-person service will be spaced out to maintain social distancing.

A maximum of two transaction windows will be open at a time.  Please anticipate that you may have to wait in line for your turn.

Drop-box submissions with return of documents by mail will remain an option.  Ensure that you fill out a cover information sheet, which is available during drop off.  Or, to prepare one ahead of time, one is available here: Information Cover Sheet for Drop Box Submissions 

There is only room for the individual needing service in the Clerk of Court lobby.  Please do not bring children or other individuals not involved with the transaction.

There are no self-service photocopying options.  Please fulfill your photocopy needs ahead of time.


New filings can be opened electronically at:


Instructions on how to register for an eFiling account is available at:


For an overview of the eFiling system, go to:


For any eFiling technical support questions, please call: 1-800-462-8843



Records/Copy Requests & Public Access Terminals:

In-person service will be spaced out to maintain social distancing.

Only one public access terminal will be in service in order to maintain social distancing and sanitizing standards.  Please anticipate that you may have to wait in line for your turn.

There is only space for one individual at a time to review records.  Please do not bring children or other individuals not involved in reviewing records.

Requests for copy of records,

Can be submitted by email to:


Can be submitted by mail or drop off on this form:

Copy/Records Request Form


Many case files are accessible online by unrepresented parties on the case for a one-time fee of $20.00.  Parties can opt-in as an eFiling participant once they have created an eFiling account. Instructions for creating an eFiling account is available at:


For any eFiling technical support questions, please call: 1-800-462-8843


Payments of fines, forfeitures and other court ordered obligations:

Options for making payments, setting up payment plans, or submitting payments for obligations at collections: Making payments Handout



Family Cases Handout

Restraining Order Cases Handout

Small Claims Cases Handout


If you choose to prepare your forms and electronically file them, instead of waiting in line or dropping them off at the Clerk of Courts Office Drop Box, go to:


For an overview of the eFiling system go to:  


For questions you may have regarding your scheduled activity, please contact the Circuit Court directly in which your matter is scheduled:

Circuit Court Branch 1 (Judge Basiliere)     – (920) 236-4808

Circuit Court Branch 2 (Judge Woldt)         – (920) 236-4828

Circuit Court Branch 3 (Judge Key)             – (920) 236-4835

Circuit Court Branch 4 (Judge Seifert)        – (920) 236-4868

Circuit Court Branch 5 (Judge Jorgensen)  – (920) 236-4866

Circuit Court Branch 6 (Judge Bissett)        – (920) 236-4912


Our Remaining 2020 Holiday Closures are:

Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2020

Thursday and Friday, December 24 and 25, 2020

Thursday December 31, 2020

Our 2021 Holiday Closures are:

Friday, January 1, 2021

Monday, January 18, 2021

Friday, April 2, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Monday, July 5, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26, 2021

Friday, December 24, 2021

Monday, December 27, 2021

Friday, December 31, 2021

Monday, January 3, 2022

General Information


Case Search/Court Record Information (CCAP)

  • Wisconsin Circuit Court Access provides access to certain public records of the circuit courts of Wisconsin. The information displayed is an exact copy of the case information entered into the Consolidated Court Automation Programs (CCAP) case management system by court staff in the counties where the case files are located. The court record summaries viewed are all public records under Wisconsin open records law.


Criminal and Traffic/Ordinance Matters

Fourth Judicial District

SSTOP Sentencing Guidelines

  • Payments
  • Safe Streets Drug Court Coordinator Info

Phone: (920) 236-4622

Link to District Attorney Alternative Programs Page


Circuit Court eFiling

The circuit court eFiling system allows attorneys and parties to electronically file new cases and documents for civil, family and small claims cases.  Follow this link for more information. This link includes an online presentation of the eFiling registration process as well as the circuit court eFiling system.


Jury Information

Legal Assistance Clinic


Our office no longer processes passport applications. 
Passport applications are accepted at various local post offices.  Please follow this link to find a location:

Follow this link to the U.S. Department of State’s official website for further passport information:

Small Claims

The "Self Help Center" link below is intended to guide you as you represent yourself in a small claims action. These matters are often complicated and one set of instructions can not possibly address every case that is filed. Court staff can not assist you as to the best way to handle your situation. If you find you are unable to proceed unrepresented, it is strongly recommended that you get advice from an attorney.

  • Wisconsin Basic Guide Small Claims ActionsThis basic guide will provide you detailed step by step directions and a flow chart. It will be helpful to have this Basic Guide to help you through your Court process over the course of your case.
  • Satisfy Judgment Due to Bankruptcy
  • This link to the small claims forms assistant is designed to provide you the forms for a new or amended small claims action or for responding to a small claims case brought against you. Self Help

Teen Court


Other Online Legal Resources

Self-help guides and some legal forms are available on this website.

Legal Information and education resources are available on this website.

Legal Action does not provide services in criminal, traffic, or juvenile delinquency cases.

The Wisconsin courts self-help law center is designed to help you find forms, learn about Wisconsin law and court procedures and represent yourself in some court matters. The information provided here is not a substitute for legal advice.

Information at the link above includes the following topics:

√ Appealing a municipal or circuit court decision

√ Complaints

√ County resources

√ Divorce and family law

√ Domestic violence

√ Fees and filing information

√ How the courts work

√ Juvenile

√ Name Change

√ Probate

√ Representing yourself in court

√ Small claims

A photo of Clerk of Courts Melissa Pingel.

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Clerk Of Courts Office

415 Jackson Street (1st Floor)
PO Box 2808
Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808
Phone: (920) 236-4848
Fax:(920) 424-7780