To effectively and efficiently facilitate the administration of justice.
Summary of Responsibilities
We, the Clerk of Circuit Courts Office, a public administrative entity charged by Statute with administration of and record keeping for the Circuit Courts of Sheboygan County, are dedicated to providing excellent service to the courts and the general public whom we serve.
The Clerk of Circuit Courts is a public official elected every four years, whose primary duties are enumerated in Section 59.40 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Clerk is the administrator of the Clerk of Circuit Courts Office and carries the responsibility of budgeting and administering trial court resources accurately, effectively and efficiently.
The Clerk of Circuit Courts Office is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings and collect the various fees, fines and forfeitures ordered by the court or specified by statute.
The Clerk also provides support personnel to each of the five Circuit Courts, as well as the Court Commissioner and all other outside judges who hear cases in Sheboygan County. The staff is responsible for taking minutes in the courtroom and preparing all notices, judgments of conviction, jail and prison papers, driver's license suspensions, juvenile placement orders and all other documentation and orders required by statute.
Jury management is another function of the Clerk of Circuit Courts Office. The Clerk's Office is responsible for qualifying, selecting and notifying potential jurors for service to the five Circuit Courts. Annually, in excess of 5,500 questionnaires are mailed to county residents, and from the responses four different jury pools are created for each of the thirteen four week terms of service.
The Clerk of Circuit Court and the deputy clerks in this office are committed to providing you with excellent customer service. We will be happy to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have about the services of this office or the procedures you must follow for a particular circuit court process. Please be advised, however, that our staff is prohibited by State law from rendering legal advice, restating the law or recommending specific ways to pursue legal action. Nothing on this website is intended to advise anyone as to legal remedies for a particular circumstance.