Mandatory eFiling will become effective in Wood County Circuit court for Civil, Family, Small Claims and Paternity cases effective October 17, 2016. Training information can be found here.

Please go to the Wisconsin Court System eFile/eCourts web page for the rules and current information regarding Circuit Court eFiling.

Clerk of Courts

Cindy Joosten, Wood County Clerk of Courts

Office Information

Wood County Clerk of Courts
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8490
Fax: (715) 421-8691

Mailing Address
Cindy L. Joosten, Clerk of Circuit Court
P.O. Box 8095
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-8095

About Us

The role of Wisconsin’s court system is to protect individuals’ rights, privileges and liberties, to maintain the rule of law, and to provide a forum for the resolution of disputes that is fair, accessible, independent, and effective.

The mission of the Wood County Clerk of Circuit Court is to coordinate and manage the business and financial operations of the Wood County Clerk of Circuit Courts Office and to provide courteous, proficient and professional services to all internal and external customers.

The Clerk of Court’s Office is the official record keeper for matters brought before the Wood County Circuit Court. The office receives and disburses bail, fines, forfeitures, fees, and restitution as provided for by state statute or upon order of the court and supports and assists other county and state agencies through the coordination of services and the collection and reporting of case related information.

Phone Contacts

Collection Deputy (715) 421-8498
Payment Plans (715) 421-8498
Jury Clerk (715) 421-8494
Jury Information Line (715) 421-8888
Small Claims (715) 421-8548
Civil & Family Cases (715) 421-8807
Traffic or Ordinance Citations (715) 421-8491
Branch I Clerk (715) 421-8493
Branch I Fax (715) 421-8896
Branch II Clerk (715) 421-8496
Branch II Fax (715) 421-8535
Branch III Clerk (715) 421-8492
Branch III Fax (715) 421-8740

Most issues cannot be dealt with through e-mail. Please call our office for information.

For information pertaining to marriage licenses, passports, or vehicle titling services, please visit the County Clerk's page.

Court Closure Dates

The Wood County Clerk of Courts Office will be closed the following days in 2016:

Christmas Eve Day Thursday, December 24, 2015
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2015
New Year's Eve Thursday, December 31, 2015
New Year's Day Friday, January 1, 2016
Good Friday Friday, March 25, 2016
Memorial Day Monday, May 30, 2016
Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2016
Labor Day Monday, September 5, 2016
Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 24, 2016
Day after Thanksgiving Friday, November 25, 2016
Christmas Friday, December 23, 2016
Christmas Monday, December 26, 2016
New Year's Eve Day Friday, December 30, 2016
New Year's Day Monday, January 2, 2017
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