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Clerk of Courts

 

 

Roselle Schlosser 
Clerk of Court

407 South Second Street
PO Box 68
Alma, WI 54610-0068

Phone: (608) 685-6212 ~ 

Fax: (608) 685-6211
e-mail: roselle.schlosser@wicourts.gov

 

Edith Ruff
Deputy Clerk of Courts
Phone: (608) 685-6212
e-mail:
edith.ruff@wicourts.gov

Ashley Henthorn

    Deputy Clerk of Courts
   Phone: 

(608) 685-6212
   e-mail:
ashley.henthorn@wicourts.gov

 

 

 

 

VACANT

Deputy Clerk of Courts/Deputy Register in Probate

Phone: (608) 685-6204

email:  

 

 

 

 

   

SERVICES PROVIDED

Traffic/Ordinance Court Family Court
Criminal Court Paternity Actions
Civil Court Small Claims Court
Passports Tax Warrants
Jury Selection/Instruction Fine/Fee Payments
 
HELPFUL LINKS

Wisconsin Courts

http://www.wicourts.gov    

Wisconsin Circuit Court Forms

http://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/index.htm

Wisconsin State Law Library

http://WILAWLIBRARY.GOV

 
TRAFFIC/ORDINANCE CASES
Appearances for traffic and ordinance violations are not normally required.  Some types of citations have dispositions which may offer alternatives if the person appears.  To contest a traffic or ordinance violation a party must either appear on the date of the citation or must have a not guilty plea filed in writing before that date.  If a party fails to do one or the other, the case is defaulted.  If a not guilty pleas is filed, the matter is referred to the scheduling clerk for setting the trial date.
   
PAYMENTS
Check, Cash or Money Order Payments: Credit Card Payments:

Make payments payable to:

 

Clerk of Court

P.O. Box 68

Alma, WI 54610

All credit card payments must be made with Government Payment Service (1-888-604-7888 or www.governmentpayment.com).  

The pay location code for Buffalo County is 2024.  There is an additional fee for this service.  Have your case number or citation number ready when you call.  To confirm your payment call the Clerk of Court at 608-685-6212.

Deferred Payment Application

The Deferred Payment Application may be completed and should be submitted with a partial payment for consideration by the Circuit Judge.
   
CIVIL CASE FILINGS
Civil case filings include money judgment, personal injury, foreclosures, real estate, name change, restraining orders and other items.  Depending on the type of civil action, there may be additional information available at the Clerk of Court Office.  There is a local court rule regarding foreclosures.
   
PASSPORT INFORMATION

Applications are available at the Clerk of Court Office for both regular and renewal  of passports.  Appointments are not required but recommended.  A certified copy of your birth certificate, one passport photos, and your driver's license or ID card are required.  The applicant must appear in person.  Two separate forms of payment are required for passports.  The first payment is by check on only and is to be made payable to the Department of State.  The second payment is payable to the Clerk of Court and can be in the form of check, cash or money order.  

 

Renewal of passports can be done through the mail as long as all the requirements that are stated on the front of the form are met.  Please call the Clerk of Courts Office (608-685-6212) with any questions or refer to http://www.travel.state.gov/ .

   
JURY INFORMATION
Jurors are chosen randomly with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation providing the number of names and addresses requested each year by the Clerk of Court.  A "jury pool" is formed each year by questionnaires that are mailed to individuals. The jury pool is then divided into jury panels and summons are issued for trials.  The panel period is 30 consecutive days.  The term of jury service for individuals is up to five days in a four-year period unless a jury case goes over that number of days.  Please contact the Clerk of Court (608-685-6212) with any questions or concerns you may have.
   
FAMILY COURT
The Wisconsin Courts website provides forms for family case types.  Buffalo County has a local court rule regarding divorce cases with minor children.  Please review the Wisconsin Court website (www.wicourts.gov)  for local court rules and assistance for filing without an attorney (pro se)
   
SMALL CLAIMS COURT
Forms and instructions to file a small claims action for Buffalo County Small Claims Court are available at the Clerk of Courts Office.  Small Claims forms and pro se (self-representation) assistance is available on the Wisconsin Court website.  There is a local court rule.  If you have any question please contact the Clerk of Court (608-685-6212) or you may visit http://wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit.htm#small 
   
SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME

Please contact the Clerk of Court (608-685-6212) with any comments or concerns you may have.  Thank you.