Clerk of Courts
View information on the rules of the circuit courts.
- Courtroom "In person" appearances: Fully vaccinated individuals may appear without masks and social distancing. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to use masks and social distancing.
- Zoom Video and Phone Information Link (PDF) for information to connect to a courtroom. Appearances by Zoom or phone are available when allowed by the Judge presiding over the court hearing. You will need prior permission from that Judge to appear by Zoom or phone. See the forms just below
View information and access court forms.
Link to the Wisconsin Court System for those who want to e-file a case and their documents.
Access Circuit court eFiling support. Wisconsin Courts eFiling Support Center staff are available Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except for court holidays, to answer your technical questions and assist you with using the eFiling system.
Access information on family law and pro se divorce.
View information about Guardian ad litems and access attorney forms for appointed guardian ad litem.
View information about jury service.
View information on renewing or applying for a passport.
- Effective 10-01-2022, Passports Application Acceptance will only be processed at the Clerk of Courts office on Tuesday and Thursday of each week from 7:30 am to 4 pm, except for holidays.
Access the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access Fee/fine search.
View information about the protection of confidential information in court files.
View information and other helpful resources and access forms related to filing small claims.
View information and access forms related to obtaining a temporary restraining order.
- Where can I get information for applying for a passport?
Check out the Clerk of Court webpage for U.S Passport information and links on how to get your passport. The passport book link will take you there.
- How can I have my criminal court record expunged or pardoned?
There are a couple of brochures that can help you figure out if you are eligible for expunging your criminal court record. The first brochure was created by the Director of State Courts Office of Court Operations. Expunging Circuit Court Records Brochure (PDF)
The second brochure is from the WI Department of Justice Crime Information Bureau. Removal of CIB arrest information (PDF)
WI State Law Library resources for Expunging Records, Removal of Arrest Records, and Governor's Pardons.
- Where can I look to find out when my next court date will be?
The clock link will take you to the Appearance Times Page where you can search the WiCourts.gov "CCAP" database to "find your" case(s). You can use a simple statewide search by using your first and last name. It will bring up everyone with that name, so you may need to verify which case(s) are yours. If you know your case number, you could type the case number and select the county your case is filed in.
There is also a "Kiosk" located on the 2nd floor of the Courthouse for the public to use to look up circuit court cases that are scheduled for a hearing that day.
- Why am I getting text messages to remind me of my upcoming court hearing?
If you have a court case and provide your cell phone number, you will receive a text message notice of upcoming court activities for criminal, traffic, and forfeiture cases. If you want it for other cases type, you will need to contact the Clerk of Court to provide your cell phone number. There is an option to opt-out to stop the messages.
- Where can I get information on getting a restraining order?
There are Domestic Abuse and Harassment informational forms that can be obtained at the Clerk of Court office or online. Check the Temporary Restraining Order Information Page.
- I can't find my ticket or case on wicourts.gov (aka "CCAP") when I use case search?
If your citation is for a non-criminal offense and was issued by the City of Stevens Point or the Village of Plover, you may want to contact the municipal clerk of court at 715-342-4054. Or, you can use the link to redirect to the City of Stevens Point website.
CCAP icon If the citation is for a non-criminal offense and was not issued by the City or Village, it may have not been filed with the Clerk of Court yet. Once it is filed, the case will show on the wicourts.gov (aka CCAP) website. You may want to contact the Portage County Clerk of Court at 715-346-1364, ext. 4 to verify or use the link to check back later on the CCAP website.
If your citation or bond is for a criminal offense, the District Attorney may not have filed the case with the Clerk of Court yet. Once it is filed, the case will show on the wicourts.gov (aka CCAP) website. You may want to contact the District Attorney at 715-346-1300 to verify or use the link to check back later on the CCAP website.
- Someone I know was picked up last night or over the weekend. When will he/she have an appearance?
Appearances on new charges are held at different times throughout the day/week. Please contact either the District Attorney's Office at 715-346-1300 or the Clerk of Courts Office anytime after 10:30 am.
These appearances are normally held during the late morning hours or in the early afternoon. If a call is made too early, the information will not be available. The defendant may or may not appear in person in the courtroom for the appearance. Many times they will appear by video appearance at the jail.
- If I post bond, do I have to appear at all appearances?
If you are the Defendant, an appearance is REQUIRED for ALL scheduled hearings unless otherwise noted. If you fail to appear for any appearance, a warrant WILL be issued for your arrest and you may be charged with bail-jumping.
If you are unable to appear, you should immediately contact your attorney or, if you have not retained an attorney, the District Attorney's Office at 715-346-1300 or the Clerk of Courts Office.
- How long before my bond money is returned to me?
After the case is closed, it may take the Clerk of Courts Office 2 to 4 weeks to return any bond money to the poster.
- How do I get my bond money returned?
In the event the defendant is found guilty and sentenced, the bond money will be applied to fines, costs, restitution, or as the Court orders. After being applied, if there is bond money to be refunded, it will be returned to the poster.
If the charges are dismissed, the bond money will be returned to the poster.
If you wish to receive your bond money back prior to the closing of the case, the poster will need to provide a written request to the Judge that it is assigned to the Defendant's case(s). The Judge may require a hearing to be scheduled to make the determination of returning bond prior to the case(s) being closed.