Clerk of Circuit Court and Register in Probate
Dane County Courthouse
215 S Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Map to the Courthouse
Phone: (608) 266-4311
Fax: (608) 267-8859
TTY: Call Wisconsin Relay 711
7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed all County holidays
Customers should arrive in time to complete all business by 4:30 PM
All filings and requests through the mail require a self addressed stamped envelope to
return incorrect and/or processed paperwork and receipts to you. Please ensure all required documents are properly notarized before filing with the court.
If we have to look up your case number for you, we are required under Chapter 814.61(11)
to impose a $5.00 search fee. Free public access computers, to be used for looking up
case numbers, are located in the Clerk of Courts lobby or the Records Center on the first
floor of the courthouse.
Your case number will appear on any notices from the court. It is wise to bring any documents
regarding your court case with you whenever conducting business at the courthouse!
Handicapped parking is available for those visiting the new
courthouse. If there is sufficient need, these stalls will become
permanently available to the handicapped.
View locations of handicapped parking
ATTENTION: This serves as a reminder that all documentation being submitted to the Dane County Clerk of Court's Office is to be filed with the court at least 2 business days prior to the scheduled activity date (i.e. return/answer date, motion hearing, or hearing). Some examples of documentation are proofs of service, proofs of publication, requests to reduce judgment amounts due to partial payments, stipulations, voluntary dismissals, affidavits of mailing, and other case status updates. Although Dane County does not require an appearance on small claims return dates, these are scheduled court dates that require all paperwork be filed timely for the court's review. Timely filing of documentation will lead to prompt processing of your case.
REMINDER: IF YOU WANT YOUR SERVICE FEES ADDED TO THE JUDGMENT AMOUNT, PLEASE ENCLOSE A COPY OF THE INVOICE WITH YOUR PROOF OF SERVICE.