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

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.

Court Contacts

Circuit Court
General Information
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax: 608-267-8859 TTY: Relay 7-1-1*
Dane County Courthouse
Room 1000
215 S Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703
Chief Deputy Clerk of Circuit Court
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax: 608-266-9286 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Kerry Widish
Room: Room 1000
Court Manager - Civil / Small Claims / Juvenile
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax:608-266-9286 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Jill Anderson
Room: Room 1000
Court Manager - Record Center / Probate
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax: 608-267-8859 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Wayne Pfister, Jr
Room: Room 1000
For open records requests, e-mail
Court Manager - Criminal / Traffic / Forfeiture
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax: 608-266-9286 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Pat Bolch
Room: Room 1000
Court Manager - Family / Paternity / ADA Coordinator
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax: 608-266-6509 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Holly Kuhl
Room: Room 2000
Jury Clerk
Phone: 608-266-4105 Fax: 608-266-5988 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Maureen Hafner-Lazers
Room: L1001
Arraignment Court
Phone: 608-266-9100 Fax: 608-267-8859 Room: 2000
Eviction and Replevin Scheduling Line
Phone: 608-283-4885 Room: 1000
Records Requests
Phone: 608-266-4311 Fax: 608-267-8859
Legal Resource Center
Phone: 608-266-6316 Fax: 608-266-5988
Room: L1007
Alternatives to Incarceration Program
Main Office
Fax: 608-266-4046 TTY: Relay 7-1-1* Room: 211 South Carroll Street, Suite 210, Madison, WI 53703
Kerry Widish - Manager of ATIP
Phone: 608-266-4311
Phone: 608-267-1557 Julie Beyler - Lead Social Worker
Bail Monitoring Program
Phone: 608-266-4689 Rebecca Trolinger
Bail Monitoring Program
Phone: 608-266-4249 Jared Pierce
Bail Monitoring Program
Phone: 608-266-9075 Lisa Rondini

*Effective February 1, 2013, Dane County will rely upon Wisconsin Relay (7-1-1) to communicate by telephone with people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled. Using a TTY, a Wisconsin Relay “communication assistant” (CA) voices everything to the hearing person that is typed on one side of the conversation, and types everything the voiced caller says for the other side of the conversation.

  1. Dial “7-1-1,”
  2. “7-1-1” will answer by saying: "Wisconsin Relay CA# _____. Go Ahead."
  3. Tell the CA you want to make a Relay call & give the CA the phone number
  4. The CA will dial the number.
  5. When call goes through, you will say your greeting and then say, “Go ahead.”
  6. Person you called will respond and then end with, “Go ahead.”
  7. Like a “Walkie-Talkie” call, you and the person you called will continue alternately talking and ending with “Go ahead” (to let the other person know it is time to respond).