Court Filing Fees

 

 Circuit Court Filing Fee Summary

Prepared by Milwaukee County Clerk of Circuit Court, John Barrett

(all fees effective August 1, 2013)

 TYPE OF ACTION

TOTAL

FEE

CASE

CLASS

 COMMENTS
Appeals

From Municipal Court or Administrative Decision:

On the record or by certiorari, 814.61(8)(am)1.

New trial, 814.61(8)(am)2.

 

$133.00

$148.00

 

30601

30607

 

$40 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO

$55 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO

From Circuit Court to the Court of Appeals:

Transmittal fee retained by Circuit Court, 814.61(9)

Filing fee forwarded to Appellate Court, 809.25(2)(a)1., 814.64

 

$15+

$195+

 

 

$15 plus postage

$No filing fee for state agencies

Worker's Compensation LIRC Appeal, ch. 102.26(1) $0   No fee, see OAG 34-87
Arbitration

Confirm, modify, vacate arbitrator's award, 814.62(3), 799.01(1)cm

Confirm, modify, vacate arbitrator's award, 814.61.(1), 788.09

$98

$168

31006

30703

$22 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO

$75 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO

Certificates

Issuing certificate, execution, commission, writ not commencing an action, 814.61(5)(a)

 $5    

Certifying copies, 814.61(5)(a), 814.61(10)(a), OAG 4-84, includes attestation and comparison

 $5+   $5 to certify a copy of the document, plus $1.25 per page to copy
Certifying & transmitting documents, 814.61(9), includes appeals, changes of venue, foreign judgments $15+   $15 plus postage
Civil Action

Claim for money judgment greater than $10,000, 814.61(1)(a),

includes foreclosure

$269

30100-08

30301, 03, 04

30201, 30404

$75 filing fee, $169 CSS, $25 JINFO
Personal injury or tort claims, 799.01(1)(cr) $269

30100-08

30201

Money judgments include personal injury and property damage, even if amount not specified, 808.02(1m)

No money judgment

includes name change, declaratory judgment, habeas corpus

 

$168

30203

30701-08

$75 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO
Motion to reopen judgment, 814.07 $0-$300   Amount set at discretion of court, see OAG 1-00
Jury fee, 814.61(4) $36-72   $6 per juror requested

Third-party complaint

Claim over $5,000, 814.61(3), 799.01(1)(CR)

Claim $5,000 or less, 814.62(3), 799.01(1)(CR)

No dollar amount claimed, 814.61(3)

 

$239

$121

$138

 

 

$45 filing fee, $169 CSS, $25 JINFO, one fee per action

$45 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO, one fee per action

$45 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO, one fee per action

Condemnation Appeals

On the record or by certiorari, 814.61(8)(am)., 32.61

New trial, 814.61(8)(am)2.

$133

$148

30402

$40 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO 

$55 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO

Contempt Proceedings
Disbursement fee per deposit, 814.61(12)(c), 818.12 $10  

For deposits in contempt proceedings under ch. 785

fee deducted from deposit

Copies

Regular copies, 814.61(10)(a)

$1.25

 

$1.25 per page

Certified copies, 814.61(5)(a), OAG 4-84 $5+   $5 to certify the document, plus $1.25 per page to copy
For public defender, 814.61(10)(b)     Actual, direct, & necessary costs
For Secretary of State, Treasurer, Attorney General, 19.25 $0   No fee for these three state offices
Mandatory forms $0   No fee for blank mandatory forms
Docketing
Docket judgment, transcript fo judgment, lien, warrant, award, satisfaction, assignment, 814.61(5)(b) $5   includes worker compensation awards
Family Action

Commence action, 814.61(1)(a) & (b)

with no request for support or maintenance

 

with request for support or maintenance

action by child support agency, 814.61(1)(c)1.

 

$188

 

$198

$0

40101, 40201

 

$75 filing fee, $20 FCCS, $68 CCS, $25 JINFO

divorce, annulment, legal separation

$10 fee for parties not receiving public assist., 814.61(13)

No fee

Action to compel support or maintenance, 767.501 $0 40402 No fee
Enforce legal custody or physical placement, 767.471 $0   No fee for petition to enforce custody, placement, visitation orders
Study re legal custody & physical placement, 767.405(14) $300   $300 or local fee for study under 814.615
Mediation, 767.405 $200   $200 or local fee, first session free, under 814.615

Grandparent visitation, 767.43

in pending family action

new action under ch. 767

in new or pending guardianship, 880.155(2), 814.66(1m)

 

$0

$188

$60

 

 

No fee for motion in pending family action

$75 filing fee, $20 FCCS, $68 CCS, $25 JINFO

Should be filed with Register in Probate

Paternity

commence action by private party, 814.61(1)(a)

with request for support, 814.61(13)

commence action by state, child support agency GAL, 814.61(1)(c)

UIFSA action, 814.61(1)(c)2., 814.61(6)

Acknowledgement of paternity, 767.805

 

$188

$198

$0

$0

$188

 

40501

 

 

 

40503

 

$75 filing fee, $20 FCCS, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO

$10 fee for parties not receiving public assist., 814.61(13)

No fee

No fee to register & enforce out-of-state support orders, 769.313

Open as a Family Case

Revision of judgment

legal custody or physical placement, 814.61(7)(b)

by stipulation, 814.61(7)(b)

child support, 767.32(1), 814.61(7)(a)

other judgment, 814.61(7)(a)

by stipulation, 814.61(7)(a)

paternity, 814.61(7)(c)

 

$50

$0

$30

$30

$0

$0

 

 

Revisions under 767.451, 767.481

No fee

 

 

No fee

No motion fee for child support agency, state, GAL, or court-appointed attorney under 767.407(1)(c)

Terminate parental rights, 814.61(1)(c)4. $0   No fee
Third-party petition for title to property $0   No fee if third party requests declaratory judgement
Waive parental consent to minor's abortion, 48.257(6) $0   No fee
Foreclosure
Foreclosure under ch. 846 $269 30404 $75 filing fee, $169 CSS, $25 JINFO
Forfeiture of Property

Action to seize vehicle, drugs, or other property used in crime

under 973.075-077, 961.55, 961.555, 814.61(1)(c)

$0   No fee.  Government agencies only. 
Garnishment
Amount greater than $10,000, 814.62(1) $214 30302 Per debtor: $20 filing fee, $169 CSS, $25 JINFO
Amount less than or equal to $10,000, 814.62(1) $96 31005 Per debtor: $20 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO 
Judgments & Liens
File foreign judgment, 814.61(6), 806.24 $15   Judgments from other states, countries, tribes
File transcript of judgment, 814.61(5)(b) $5   Judgments from other Wisconsin counties
Issue transcript from judgment & lien docket, 814.61(5)(b) $5    
Docket judgement, lien warrant, satisfaction, writ, execution, assignment, 814.61(5)(b) $5    
Reopen default judgement in forfeiture action, 814.07 $0-$300   Amount set at discretion of court, see OAG 1-00
Minor Settlements
Petition to approve minor settlement, 807.10 $168 30203 $75 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO
Receive, handle, or deposit funds, 814.61(12)(a)1. $10+   Greater of $10 or 0.5% of funds deposited with clerk
Withdraw funds, per transaction, 814.61(12)(a)1. $10   $10 per transaction
Name Change
Name change $168 30708 $75 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO  
Name change in paternity action, new, 767.89 $0   Name change may be part of paternity action
Occupational Driver's License Petition
File petition, 343.10(4), 351.07(1g), 814.61(14) $40    
Receiving & Disbursing Money
Receive trust fund, handle or deposit money under 727.25, 807.10(3), or 880.04(2)(a), 814.61(12)(a)1. $10+  

Greater of $10 or 0.5% of funds deposited with clerk

includes general deposits, minor settlements, trust funds, small estates, conservator accounts

Withdraw funds, per transaction, 814.61(12)(a)1. $10   $10 per transaction
Contempt proceedings, deposits, 814.61(12)(a) $10   $10 per transaction
Searches
Search file or record to locate any one action, 814.61(11) $5   Per action, when no case number is provided
Small Claims

Commence action $10,000 or less, 814.62(3)(a), 799.01

except tort/personal injury

$98

31001-04

31006

$22 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO;

includes evictions, replevin, arbitration, forfeitures, judgements $5,000 or less

Commence action $5,000 or less-tort/personal injury, 799.01(1)cr $98 31010 $22 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO
Cross-claim or counterclaim over $5,000, 814.62(3)(b) $129 31008 $53 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO
Demand for jury trial, 814.62(3)(e) $89   $53 for jury demand plus jury fee of $36
Third-party complaint $121   $45 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO
Temporary Restraining Orders & Injunctions

Domestic abuse, child abuse, vulnerable adult,

813.12, 122, 123, 814.61(1)(e)

$0

30709-10

30713

 

Harassment if certain conduct alleged, 813.125, 814.61(1)(c)

Harassment without allegations above

$0

$168

30711 No fee if petition alleges stalking, sex assault, physical violence, impaired physical condition, or threats
Combined actions $0 30712  
Other injunctions & restraining orders $168 30704

File as civil actions

Third Party Complaint
Claim over $5,000, 814.61(3) $239   $45 filing fee, $169 CSS, $25 JINFO, one fee per action
Claim $5,000 or less, 814.61(3) $121   $45 filing fee, $51 CSS, $25 JINFO
No money judgment requested $138   $45 filing fee, $68 CSS, $25 JINFO
Transcript from Judgment Docket
Issue or file transcript, 814.61(5)(a) & (b) $5    
Transmit Documents
Certify & transmit documents on appeal, writ, change of venue, real estate judgments, out-of-state judgments, 814.61(9) $15+   $15 plus postage
Venue, Change of
Civil, receiving court, 814.61(2) $75   Fee equal to original filing fee, payable to the party that necessitated the change of venue, no CSS or JIF
Civil, transmitting court, 814.61(9) $15+   $15 for transmittal of documents, plus postage
Small claims, receiving court, 814.61(2) $22    
Family, 814.61(1)(b), (2) $95   $75 filing fee, $20 FCCS
Family, with request for support or maintenance $105   $75 filing fee, $20 FCCS, $10 under 814.61(13)
Discretionary, 801.52, 814.61(2) $0   No fee
Wage Earner Action
Voluntary debt proceeding, 128.21, 814.62(2) $35 31007 $10 filing fee, $25 JINFO
Warrants
Tax warrants, filing & docketing, 814.61(5)(b), 806.11 $5   Warrants issued under ch. 70-77
Warrants for failure to pay, failure to appear $0   No clerk's fee
Satisfaction, voidance or withdrawal, 814.61(5)(b), 71.91(5)(g) $5    

 

Notes:

CSS = court support services surcharge, 814.85, $51 for claims $10,000 or less, $169 for claims over $10,000, $68 for claims other than money judgments.

JINFO = justice information surcharge, 814.86(1) & (im): $25.

FCCS = family court counseling services fee, 767.405, 814.62(1)(b): $20

 

For a downloadable PDF of this fee schedule, click here.