Clerk of Circuit Court and Register in Probate
Welcome to the Clerk of Courts Website. In this website you will find information on legal proceedings and programs, judges, the courthouse, fines and more. Use the drop down menus at the top or the quick links below to navigate the site.
The Clerk of Courts office handles all of the events and information for the Dane County Courthouse. A list of court employees is also available on our contact us page.
We may be reached by phone at (608) 266-4311.
Please have your case number or citation number ready.
Our phone hours are:
Monday through Friday, 7:45 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Callers will be connected to a Customer Service Rep, who will answer questions or forward you on to appropriate court staff. COURT STAFF CANNOT PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE. The calls are answered in the order in which they are received, therefore, you may experience longer hold times while we assist other callers.
Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) take approximately 30 minutes to process. Please plan on arriving no later than 4:00 PM to ensure same-day issuance.
Parental Representation Project applications are now being accepted. Deadline is Friday, October 13, 2017. More details here.
Criminal Defense Project 2018
Lawyers experienced in criminal law are invited to submit their name for consideration.
Attorneys participating in the 2017 CDP will need to re-apply for 2018.
Lawyers who are bilingual are encouraged to apply. The application is available here.
For weather related building closures, please check the "Weather Information" tab at www.wicourts.gov.