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.

Circuit Court Fees

This page lists the fees charged by the Dane County Circuit Court. Select the link below for information on paying fines and fees.

GENERAL
Appeal from Circuit Court-Check Payable to Court of Appeals but filed w/Clerk of Courts $195.00
Appeal from Circuit Court-Check Payable to Clerk of Courts $15.00
Appeal Fee (Cross-Appeal)-[Also $195 + $15] $210.00
Amended Appeal (NO FEE) $0.00
Assignment of Judgment $5.00
Certification (Copy Fee +) $5.00
Copies, Per Page (Copy or Comparison Fee Per Page) $1.25
Docket a Judgment $5.00
Execution $5.00
Foreign Judgment, to file $15.00
Information: Dane County Circuit Court Rules or Guide to Small Claims Court $2.00
Issue Trans. of Judgment, Execution, & Writ or Issue Comm. to Take Deposition $5.00
Jury Trial, Per Juror $6.00
Lien, File and Docket, or to Preserve $5.00
Record Searches (Per Name, Per Case Type) $5.00
Satisfy a Judgment $5.00
Tax Warrant (Withdrawal, Satisfaction or Docketing)(State, DILHR & Work Comp.) $5.00
Transcript of a Judgment (County to County) $5.00
Transcript of a Judgment (Foreign) $15.00
CIVIL
Action, to Commence; Amount Greater Than $10,000 $265.50
Action, to Commence; no Money Judgment Requested (e.g. Name Change) $164.50
Administrative Review-Appeals from Municipal Court/Administrative Decision (On the Record) $129.50
Administrative Review-Appeals from Municipal Court/Administrative Decision (Trial) $144.50
Change of Venue (Incoming) $75.00
Change of Venue (Outgoing)-[Transmitting ($75), Transmittal ($15), Postage ($9)] $99.00
Garnishment-Amount Claimed Equal to or Less Than $10,000 $92.50
Garnishment-Amount Claimed Greater than $10,000 $210.50
Occupational License, Filed Under sec. 343.10(6), Stats. $40.00
Occupational (Petition for License Under HTO Status)-Filed Under sec. 351.07(1g), Stats. $40.00
Third Party Complaint (Once Per Defendant Per Case)-Over $5,000 $235.50
Third Party Complaint-No Money Judgment $134.50
Wage Earner Action $31.50
FAMILY
Action, to Commence, With no Petition for Maintenance or Support $184.50
Action, to Commence, With Petition for Maintenance or Support $194.50
Change of Venue, No Support (Incoming) $95.00
Change of Venue, With Support (Incoming) $105.00
Change of Venue, No Support (Outgoing)-[Transmitting $95;Transmittal $15;Postage $9] $119.00
Change of Venue, With Support (Outgoing)-[Transmitting $105;Transmittal $15;Postage $9] $129.00
Pro-Se Stipulation/Order (NO FEE) $0.00
Revisions of Judgment, Filed Under §814.61(7)(a) (Support and/or Maintenance) $30.00
Revisions of Judgment, Filed Under §814.61(7)(b) (Custody or Physical Placement) $50.00
SMALL CLAIMS
Action, To Commence $ 94.50
Change of Venue (Incoming) $22.00
Change of Venue (Outgoing)-[Transmitting ($22), Transmittal ($15), Postage ($9)] $46.00
Crossclaim or Counterclaims over $5,000 $125.50
Garnishment-Amount Claimed Equal to or Less Than $10,000 $92.50
Garnishment-Amount Claimed Greater than $10,000 $210.50
Jury Demand [Fee to Transfer to Circuit Court ($53);6 Jurors ($36)] $89.00
Third Party Complaint (under $5,000) $117.50

Wisconsin Statutes 814.61: The Clerk of Court may refuse to accept any paper for filing or recording until the fee is paid. Filing Fees and Jury Fees are Non-Refundable.