Clerk of Circuit Court

P.O. Box 339 - 10 Fourth Avenue
Shell Lake, WI 54871

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Phone:(715) 468-4677
Fax:(715) 468-4678
Office Hours:8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Department Contacts

Clerk of Circuit Court: Karen Nord  
Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Michelle Latz  
Deputy Clerk of Court Cathleen Johnson  
Deputy Clerk of Court Amanda Shafer  

Departmental Purpose

The Clerk of Court's office is statutorily mandated to provide recordkeeping for the judicial system. The office manages all court files: civil, small claims, felony, misdemeanor, traffic, county ordinance, DNR, divorce, paternity and family. The staff opens and maintains all new cases, dockets, pleadings, takes court minutes, enters judgments, prepares bail bonds and criminal judgments of conviction, enters and vacates warrants, prepares court files for appeals, collects fees, fines, restitution, court appointed attorney fees and any other obligations ordered by the Court. The Clerk of Court's office also processes passport applications, takes care of all other phases of jury management, and other duties as required of the office. The clerk and staff assist the public in accessing the courts and its records.

THE CLERK OF CIRCUIT 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.

Related Judicial Personnel:

Eugene D. Harrington, Circuit Court Judge
Cathy Colbert, Court Reporter
Laurel Dean, Court Reporter
Shannon Anderson, Probate Registrar/Juvenile Clerk

Helpful Websites

www.wicourts.gov
State court information, forms, cases, docketed judgments, State Law Library, Wisconsin statutes, Supreme Court opinions, etc.

www.travel.state.gov
Passport forms and other travel information.

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Other Information

Clerk of Circuit Court


Washburn County Government, Wisconsin