Clerk of Circuit Court

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S. Christensen

Sam Christensen
Clerk of Circuit Court


In recognition of ongoing public health concerns involving the coronavirus (COVID-19), the court issued an Order Concerning Emergency Temporary Measures on March 17, 2020 and the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued an Order regarding Jury Trials and an Order regarding in-person court appearances on March 22, 2020.  Among other things, the orders postpone, until May 22, 2020, all jury trials and some hearings.  The Racine County Circuit Court and Clerk of Circuit Court will continue to follow the developing public health situation.  Currently, the courthouse is open and the public can continue to utilize court services while following applicable public health guidelines.  The public is encouraged to access the court via email, phone, and the electronic filing system.  The court is taking action to do its part to suppress the spread of the virus, including closing our public service counters, social distancing, reducing live hearings, having employees telework, and fostering increase hygiene vigilance.  Because the court provides an important public function, we will do our best to continue court operations.

Thank you your support and cooperation. 



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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