Clerk of Circuit Court

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S. Christensen

Sam Christensen
Clerk of Circuit Court


Effective June 17, 2020 Racine County Courts will resume in person proceedings in a limited capacity subject to practices and procedures outlined in a Safety Plan created by the judiciary and county stakeholders.  Such practices will include that face coverings be worn by all individuals in the courtroom, including the judge and staff.  Judges will continue to schedule and conduct court proceedings remotely but may now conduct in person hearings at their discretion based on constitutional and statutory requirements and other considerations.  For additional information see the ORDER APPROVING PLAN FOR THE SAFE RESUMPTION OF IN PERSON PROCEEDINGS IN RACINE COUNTY issued by Chief Judge Jason Rossell and the PRESS RELEASE issued by Deputy Chief Judge Timothy Boyle.



The office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is established by Wisconsin State Constitution and the Clerk of Court is elected by the residents of Racine County to fulfill statutory responsibilities for various record keeping functions of the courts.

The Clerk of Court is the keeper of the records for the circuit court cases filed in this county. The Clerk of Court's office also responsible for Jury Management with provides jurors and maintains the jury system for the circuit courts; Court Finances which collects, disburses, and maintains records of all monies for fines, forfeitures, bail, trust, and reimbursements; and Court Administration.  The Clerk's office provides the administrative link between the judiciary, the county board, and the public.

The Racine County Circuit is the fourth largest circuit court in Wisconsin.  Wisconsin Circuit Courts have original jurisdiction of all civil and criminal matters, including probate, juvenile, and traffic matters. Racine's Circuit Court is made up of ten Circuit Court Judges. Judges are assigned to court divisions and rotate divisions every two years (on the even numbered year).





 730 Wisconsin Ave

Racine WI 53403

 8:00am - 12:00pm

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Monday - Friday


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