Clerk of Courts

As many of you are aware, the federal government enacted the CARES Act on March 27, 2020.  The Act bans foreclosures on federally backed or insured mortgages for 120 days, expiring on 7/25/2020. A lesser known part of the act bans any evictions from properties receiving aid such as Section 8 and public housing. It also bans evictions from any property with an open federally backed mortgage. This includes Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae, HUD and VA loans, among others.  Court Commissioner Lovejoy has drafted an affidavit for the landlord to sign when filing an eviction that states they don’t receive any funding aid and their property doesn’t have any federally backed mortgages. This must be filed when filing an eviction before 7/27/2020. It is available here on the Douglas County website as well as through our office. For the present, this ban ends 7/26/2020 and anyone can file as of 7/27/2020.

The Clerk of Courts' mission is to operate a multi-court system, consisting of two Circuit Courts

Services Provided

The Clerk of Courts office is responsible for: 
  • Providing services to the public, legal profession, and the judiciary through: 
    • The two branches
    • Criminal and traffic
    • Small claims
    • Civil
    • Family support
  • Providing clerical, record keeping, accounting, and administration services to the court system
  • Acting as registrar of appointments
  • Collecting fines, bail, and court ordered payments
  • Keeping a court record of every civil, criminal, traffic, divorce, and small claims proceeding
The Clerk of Courts has small claims, restraining orders, and divorce forms available. There is a $30 fee for the divorce packet.

Fines can be paid by credit card by calling Government Payment Services at (888) 604-7888. They accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. You may also pay fines by cash, personal check (if drawn on a Superior, WI bank), or money order by coming into the Clerk of Courts Office, Room 309.  If paying by mail, send check or money order to:
Clerk of Courts
1313 Belknap Street, Room 309
Superior, Wisconsin 54880

 State Agency Contact Information

Probation & Parole

(715) 392-7915

State Public Defender

1 (715) 721-2045