Polk County: Courts

The Wisconsin circuit courts are the state’s trial courts. They have original jurisdiction in all civil and criminal matters within the state. There are currently 241 circuit court judges in Wisconsin. The circuit courts are divided into branches with at least one branch in nearly every county. Polk County has two branches. Circuit court judges are elected to six-year terms in countywide, non-partisan elections that are held in April.

To follow all Guidelines within the Wisconsin statutes; perform administrative duties for the courts, including jury management, Court financial management, Court record management, collections and enforcement of all Court ordered financial obligations. Disseminate information to the public on procedures to file small claims, domestic abuse/harassment/child abuse restraining orders, civil matters and other related activity. Record keeping, monitoring and scheduling of Court cases including but not limited to small Claims, civil, criminal, traffic, appeals, collections of fines and court fees also recording liens and judgments.

To assist our Circuit Court and customers in the most efficient and complete manner in accordance with State statute and County policy.

General Information

Phone Number: 715-485-9299
Fax Number: 715-485-9262

Polk County Justice Center
1005 West Main Street, Suite 300
This building, new in 2003, is southwest of the former Court House
(diagonally across the 46/County I intersection).

Joan Ritten - Interim Clerk of Circuit Court
1005 West Main Street, Suite 300
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

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