Where can I obtain forms?

The use of standard State forms is required by all Wisconsin Circuit Courts. These forms are available on the Internet at and can be downloaded.

What is the cost of obtaining a copy of a document?

The cost is $1 per page pursuant to Wisconsin Statute 814.66(1)(h).


What is the cost of obtaining a certified copy of a document?

The cost is $3 for the certification plus $1 per page.


How long are case files kept?

Pursuant to Wisconsin Supreme Court Rule 72:

Adoption Records – Permanent
Estate/Probate Records – 75 years after final order
Guardianship Records – 7 years after final order
Mental Health Records – 10 years after final order
Registry of Wills – 100 years
Wills – 100 years

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