Central Records And Process

 Central Records and Process

 Central Records Division

Central Records staff is responsible for processing and data entry of civil process papers, traffic and parking citations, accident reports, and incident and offense reports. The staff in Central Records also handles thousands of inquiries and requests, both by mail and in person, for information including copies of incident and traffic accident reports. 

Process Division 

The Office of the Sheriff, by State Statute, is responsible for the service of legal process in Milwaukee County. Deputy Sheriff's are assigned to the Process Division and are responsible for the timely service of subpoenas, restraining orders, injunctions, summons and complaints and a number of other legal documents.

To begin process service, send triple copies (original + two copies) of all legal documents to:  Office of the Sheriff - Cashiers

                 821 W. State Street

                 Rm 102

                 Milwaukee, WI 53233

                 Phone 414-278-5030    

                 Fax: 414-223-1870

Papers can be processed M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm at the cashiers window. A status of indigent report is required to waive the fee.


***Effective Monday, April 18, 2011, the service fee for most general civil process papers has changed to $60.00, which will cover up to the first three (3) attempts. Additional attempts beyond the first three (3) will be charged at a rate of $35.00 per each additional attempt.***


For questions specific to your case, please call the Process desk at 414-278-5030.

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