It's possible to search and obtain circuit court records from the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access website, while the Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Access website provides information on the current status of appeal cases. To obtain records from the various municipal courts, it's necessary to contact the court directly and submit an official record request, which can be done in person or via phone, fax, email or letter.Know More
The WCCA website only provides access to records that have been entered into the Consolidated Court Automation Programs Case Management system. Most counties began using this system in the early '90s, meaning all records from that point are available online. Some counties didn't adopt the system until much later, such as Portage County, which became the last country to start using the system in December 2011.
If records are needed from before the specific county began using the case management system, it is necessary to contact the appropriate circuit court directly to access the records. If the records are in the case management system, then it's possible to search for the records for a specific person using either their last name or date of birth. It's also possible to search for records related to a specific business.Learn more about Public Records
When the caseload of the Supreme Court became overwhelming and federal court filings began to increase exponentially, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1891, also known as the Evarts Act, to establish nine courts of appeal.Full Answer >
Access public court arrest records by visiting the court clerk's office and requesting files in person, by viewing records in public online databases, or by hiring a firm that specializes in criminal background checks. Some records may be inaccessible if a judge ordered them sealed, states Nolo.Full Answer >
Anyone who wants to search through the Tarrant County court records has to provide the case number to access the electronic court data. It is still possible to obtain public court records without a case number by paying a records search fee.Full Answer >
Public records can be accessed at any local, state or federal government office or court office for free. However, a fee may be assessed if copies are needed. Public records can also be accessed online at most government circuit clerk office websites.Full Answer >