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Department Detail:  Clerk of Court

Department Clerk of Court
Elected Official Connie  DeFere
Address 1205 S. Duluth Avenue
Door County Justice Center
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin  54235
Phone Number 920-746-2205
Fax Number 920-746-2520
Staff Clerk of Court Staff
Office Hours Mon - Fri 8am-4:30pm

The Clerk of Circuit Court is a Constitutional Officer elected every four- years by the voters of Door County.

The office of the Clerk of Circuit Court is a Constitutional office that is also known as the Clerk of Courts under the new court reorganizational program.

It is the responsibility of the clerk to accurately maintain complex documents pertaining to proceedings of all civil, family and criminal files. Including handling of court records with emphasis on organizational and office procedures and Supreme Court Rule Retention periods for records maintenance and disposal.


The Clerk keeps minutes in which are entered all the proceedings in open court showing all motions and orders made in the progress of every trial, the names of the witnesses sworn, juror’s drawn and the bailiff sworn to take charge of them and the verdict of the jury when returned.

The Clerks office manages the jury system, including selection, summoning, monitoring and paying of jurors for the branches of the Circuit Court System.

The Clerks office manages the receipting/collection of all:

  • Fines
  • Forfeitures
  • Assessments
  • Surcharges and court fees ordered by the Court and
  • Ensures that these funds are properly deposited with the County Treasurer

The office prepares and maintains a judgment record and docket recording all money judgments of:

  • The court
  • Transcripts for judgment
  • Dockets of other Wisconsin courts
  • Warrants for unemployment compensation and
  • Warrants for delinquent Wisconsin income taxes
Public Information

Wisconsin Court System

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Language Access Plan

Pay fines/forfeitures for a small convenience fee at: OR
(a case number or citation number is required)

License Suspension Information Available Online From Department of Transportation

     The Clerk of Courts office does not maintain the records of your driver's license reinstatement eligibility.  We do not have a record of what may be preventing you from reinstating your license. 

     To Check on your eligibility to have your drivers license reinstated, go online to the Department of Transportation at:  You can review the information available there.  If you scroll down to the area that states, "Check eligibility and/or reinstate your driving privilege online", you will receive detailed information of what you need to do in order to be reinstated.

      The phone number for the Department of Transportation is (608) 264-7447.




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