Clark County Clerk of Courts

Clerk of Courts Office Duties


The Clerk of Court and staff perform administrative duties for the courts, including: 

  • Collections

  • Court financial management

  • Court records management

  • Enforcement of all court ordered financial obligations

  • Jury management


The office is responsible for distributing information to the public on procedures to file small claims and other court related activities. Additionally, is responsible for record keeping and monitoring of court cases included but not limited to: 

  • Appeals

  • Civil

  • Criminal

  • Family

  • Forfeitures

  • Incarcerated persons

  • Passport applications

  • Small claims

  • Traffic


Disclaimer 
The clerk and staff are not allowed to give legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to your attorney or to the Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-362-9082. 

Clark County Courthouse
517 Court Street, Room 405
Neillsville, WI  54456
(715) 743-5181
Mission Statement 
It is the mission of the Clerk of Courts to facilitate for the creation, maintenance, disposition, and preservation of the written record of all proceedings that come before the Circuit Court System of the county. Our goal is to provide prompt and efficient service to the public and all participants. 
Heather
Bravener
Clerk of Circuit 
Court                 
 
Email

Family / Divorce Information

 

Divorce & Family Law Self-Help

The Wisconsin Court System self-help family website provides a guide to divorce and legal separation in Wisconsin and takes you through a series of questions, filling in forms necessary to start or finalize such an action. 

 

E-filing is available at wicourts.gov 

 

Need legal advice? Click here

*Disclaimer 
The clerk and staff are not allowed to give legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to your attorney or to the Lawyer Referral Service at (800) 362-9082.

Jury Service

For Citizens Serving Jury Duty 

Your service as a juror is an indispensable and integral part of ensuring each individual’s right to a fair and impartial trial. In fact, the right to a jury is the cornerstone of our country’s justice system. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your selection for prospective jury service that you wish to discuss prior to your reporting, please give our office a call at (715) 743-5181.

Language Assistance Plan

Clark County Circuit Court Language Assistance Program 
It is the policy of the Circuit Court of Clark County to provide meaningful access to all Limited English Proficient (LEP) persons who use the courts’ services. In accordance with federal mandates and state requirements, this court and all its personnel shall provide free language assistance services to all LEP individuals who request such assistance. Members of the public shall be informed that language assistance services are available to individuals and that the circuit courts shall provide those services to them upon request.


A complete copy of this policy is available for viewing at the Clerk of Courts office.

Passport Information

Obtaining a Passport

Passport reference information is available at the U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs website, including a list of acceptance facilities, application forms that may be downloaded, and detailed explanations of service options, such as expedite fees and much more. 

Passport applications are also available through this office. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please arrive at our office by 4:00 pm if you are applying for a passport. 

The following items are needed to apply for a passport: 

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate

  • One passport photograph

  • Passport fee - check or money order made payable to: US Department of State

  • Execution fee- check or money order made payable to: Clerk of Court

  • Proof of Identity (valid driver’s license, picture I.D., etc.)

Payment Plan Requests

 

Payment Plan Request

Requests for payment plans must be in writing to the Clerk of Courts office. 

You may use the following form to request a payment plan: 
Payment Plan Request Form 

 

Return this completed form by mail or in person to:

Clark County Circuit Court

517 Court Street, Room 405
Neillsville, WI  54456-1977

 

A payment plan fee based on the amount of your fine will be assessed to your payment plan.

Payments to the Court

Paying Court Costs, Fines & Fees Online 
There are two options for paying court costs, fines and fees online. Please read the following information carefully. 
 

 

  • Paying Through Government Payment Services (GPS)
    The Clark County Clerk of Courts accepts credit or debit card payments through Government Payment Services (GPS), a third party agency. Payment can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Credit or debit cards. Payments may be made online or by phone at (888) 604-7888, 24 hours a day. A service fee will be added to the amount of fees paid. Payments can be made for the following items: 

    • Attorney fees

    • Citations

    • Copy and search fees

    • Costs

    • Fines

    • Guardian ad Litem deposits / fees

 

  • To make payments through GPS, you will need: 

    • Citation number or case number

    • Pay location code: 5014

    • Payment amount

    • Violation date

    • Your credit or debit card information

Small Claims Information

Small Claims 
A small claims action is started by completing a small claims summons and complaint. Information on filing this form and other small claims forms are available on the Wisconsin Court System’s website

 

E-filing is available at wicourts.gov 

When the action is filed, the Clerk of Courts office will schedule a “return date” and insert this court date on the summons and complaint. An affidavit of non-military service is also required to be completed at the time of filing. Appearance by both parties on the return data is mandatory. 

Filing Fees 
If the defendant resides in Clark County, the fee is $96.50 and the defendant will be served by First Class Mail. If the defendant resides out of county the fee is $94.50 and personal service to be arranged by you is required. You must provide an affidavit or certificate of service prior to your court date. If this is an eviction action the fee is $94.50 and personal service is required. Mail completed forms to:
 
Clerk of Circuit Court 
517 Court St. 
Room 405 
Neillsville WI 54456 


Disclaimer 
The clerk of court and staff are not allowed to give legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to your attorney or to the lawyer referral service at (800) 362-9082.

Traffic Citations / Court Information

Traffic Citation Court Dates 
The date indicated on your citation is the date of your initial appearance. An initial appearance is your opportunity to enter a plea to the charge. You may plead guilty, no contest, or not guilty. The initial appearance is not a trial date. If you plead guilty or no contest, the court will find you guilty and the matter will be resolved on this date. If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a pretrial conference to be held at a later date. 

Non-Mandatory Appearances 
If the date on your citation is not a mandatory appearance and you wish to plead not guilty, you may do this by mail or fax prior to the date on your citation. You may send your plea by mail to 517 Court Street, Room 405, Neillsville, WI 54456 or by fax to (715) 743-5187. Please include a copy of your citation and your current address along with your plea. This must be received prior to the date on your citation. A date for a telephonic pretrial conference will be mailed to you. 

For questions regarding your driving status you may go to the 

Wisconsin Department of Transportation website .
or call 1-800-924-3570. 

 

Traffic Forms Available


Disclaimer 
The clerk of court and staff are not allowed to give legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to your attorney or to the Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-362-9082.