The Wisconsin Supreme Court unanimously approved a gradual transition to mandatory electronic filing in the circuit courts. The new eFiling rule is enacted as Wis. Stat. § 801.18..
Racine County is a MANDATORY eFiling county as of March 1, 2017. At present, attorneys and high-volume filing agents are required to eFile the following case types:
- civil (CV) and small claims (SC);
- family (FA) and paternity (PA);
- criminal (CR, CM, & CT), traffic (TR), and ordinance (FO);
- formal (PR) and informal probate (IN);
- guardianship (GN) and commitment (ME); and
- judgment and lien (CL, CO, FJ, HL, OL, & TJ) case types.
The following case types are VOLUNTARY in Racine County:
- adoption (AD),
- commitment of an inmate (CI),
- complex forfeiture (CX),
- John Doe (JD)
- juvenile adoption (JA),
- juvenile CHIPS (JC),
- juvenile guardianship (JG), and
- juvenile civil commitment (JM) cases.
- juvenile civil law and ordinance violations (JO),
- juvenile delinquency (JV), and
- juvenile termination of parental rights cases (TP).
More information can be found on the Wisconsin Court's Website: eFile/eCourts
Electronic filing user guides and video tutorials are available here.