Carlo Esqueda

Clerk of Circuit Court and Register in Probate

Dane County Courthouse
Room 1000
215 S Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Map to the Courthouse

Phone: (608) 266-4311
Fax: (608) 267-8859
TTY: Call Wisconsin Relay 711

Hours:
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.

Annual Case Filings

The table below shows the annual case filings by type and year. You can select a specific year to look at and the table will display that year as well as the previous four years of data, if that data is available. Court case filing data is available back to the year 2000.

Select a year to display:

Case Type Civil / Family Civil* Family Paternity Total Criminal / Traffic Civil Forfeiture Civil Traffic Complex Forfeitures*** Criminal Felony Criminal Misdemeanor Criminal Traffic Total Juvenile** Juvenile CHIPS Juvenile Injunction Juvenile Civil Comm.*** Juv. Civ. Law & Ord. Juv. Delinquency Pet. Waiv. Juv. Term. of Paren. Rts. Total Probate Adoption (Juv. Adopt - JA) Adult Guardianship Juvenile Guardianship Mental Probate Total Small Claims Total Total
2013   3,963 2,556 814 7,333   4,122 24,228 21 2,467 2,954 1,302 35,094   247 27 127 118 634 16 111 1,280   137 268 173 477 863 1,918   10,025 55,650
2012   4,971 2,619 867 8,457   3,716 28,823 53 2,404 3,035 1,343 39,374   270 69 151 138 667 14 112 1,421   136 248 157 400 818 1,759   10,946 61,957
2011   5,695 2,719 852 9,266   4,232 28,462 34 2,409 3,369 1,577 40,083   249 45 147 151 812 11 124 1,539   176 243 212 381 831 1,843   11,268 63,999
2010   6,870 2,684 871 10,425   4,266 29,312 56 2,174 3,792 1,894 41,494   249 71 51 201 800 24 131 1,527   138 248 174 372 824 1,756   12,087 67,289
2009   6,553 2,673 1,001 10,227   4,709 29,469 25 2,036 3,713 4,190 44,142   334 69 63 184 791 27 116 1,584   179 261 203 385 855 1,883   13,266 71,102

* Civil figures do not include filing of liens, state tax warrants, oaths and bonds. As of 4-94, civil garnishments were no longer assigned a separate case number.

** Juvenile figures reflect petitions filed, not actual new cases.

*** Data may be unavailable prior to certain years.