Pre-Employ Blog

Wisconsin Court Closures

Posted by Pre-employ on March 19, 2020

Updated May 27, 2020 5:07 pm EST     

Wisconsin may be known for Packer’s football and cheese, but it has many a great business as well. Actually, not many may know that Harley-Davidson and Kohls are both based out of the state. For those companies and all the others that call it home, our team at Pre Employ provides this real-time list of court statuses… we hope it will be valuable when it comes to avoiding hiring delays and scheduling prompt pre-employment background checks.

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Courts Within Wisconsin Jurisdictions

Jurisdiction = County or Parrish Court System

Record Access= Can access FCRA Compliant records at this time

In-Person = Can general public access courthouses for records or information 

Jurisdiction Full or Partial Record Access? Court Status Jurisdiction Full or Partial Record Access? Court Status
Statewide-Wisconsin Yes OPEN Marathon, WI Yes OPEN
Adams, WI Yes OPEN Marinette, WI Yes OPEN
Ashland, WI Yes OPEN Marquette, WI Yes OPEN
Barron, WI Yes OPEN Menominee, WI Yes OPEN
Bayfield, WI Yes OPEN Milwaukee, WI Yes OPEN
Brown, WI Yes OPEN Monroe, WI Yes OPEN
Buffalo, WI Yes OPEN Oconto, WI Yes OPEN
Burnett, WI Yes OPEN Oneida, WI Yes OPEN
Calumet, WI Yes OPEN Outagamie,WI Yes OPEN
Chippewa, WI Yes OPEN Ozaukee,WI Yes OPEN
Clark, WI Yes OPEN Pepin, WI Yes OPEN
Columbia, WI Yes OPEN Pierce, WI Yes OPEN
Crawford, WI Yes OPEN Polk, WI Yes OPEN
Dane,WI Yes OPEN Portage, WI Yes OPEN
Dodge, WI Yes OPEN Price, WI Yes OPEN
Door, WI Yes OPEN Racine, WI Yes OPEN
Door,WI Yes OPEN Racine,WI Yes OPEN
Douglas, WI Yes OPEN Richland, WI Yes OPEN
Dunn, WI Yes OPEN Rock, WI Yes OPEN
Eau Claire, WI Yes OPEN Rusk, WI Yes OPEN
Eau Claire,WI Yes OPEN Saint Croix, WI Yes OPEN
Florence, WI Yes OPEN Sauk, WI Yes OPEN
Fond Du Lac, WI Yes OPEN Sawyer, WI Yes OPEN
Forest,WI Yes OPEN Shawano, WI Yes OPEN
Grant, WI Yes OPEN Sheboygan, WI Yes OPEN
Green Lake, WI Yes OPEN Taylor, WI Yes OPEN
Green,WI Yes OPEN Trempealeau, WI Yes OPEN
Iowa, WI Yes OPEN Vernon, WI Yes OPEN
Iron, WI Yes OPEN Vilas, WI Yes OPEN
Jackson, WI Yes OPEN Walworth, WI Yes OPEN
Jefferson, WI Yes OPEN Washburn,WI Yes OPEN
Juneau, WI Yes OPEN Washington,WI Yes OPEN
Kenosha,WI Yes OPEN Waukesha, WI Yes OPEN
Kewaunee, WI Yes OPEN Waupaca, WI Yes OPEN
La Crosse, WI Yes OPEN Waushara, WI Yes OPEN
Lafayette, WI Yes OPEN Winnebago,WI Yes OPEN
Langlade, WI Yes OPEN Wood, WI Yes OPEN
Lincoln, WI Yes OPEN      
Manitowoc, WI Yes OPEN      


Wisconsin Federal Appeals Court

Eastern District of Wisconsin 

All civil and criminal jury trials scheduled to begin before May 1 are postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date. All petty offense, reentry court and grand jury proceedings are also postponed. Civil hearings should be conducted remotely. Naturalization ceremonies scheduled before May 1 are canceled. Those who are experiencing symptoms or may have come into contact with the virus are prohibited from visiting.

Western District of Wisconsin

The Kastenmieier Courthouse in Madison will remain open and proceedings will go on as scheduled. Those who feel ill should stay away from the courthouse.

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

All cases scheduled for oral argument from March 30 through the end of April will be argued via telephone. The courtroom in Chicago will be closed to the public, and the court is operating with reduced staff. Arguments will be recorded and posted on the court’s website. If all parties agree among themselves to waive oral arguments, they may jointly file a motion to the court seeking permission to do so.Subscribe For Latest Court Closures

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Topics: Court Closures, COVID-19