The Court shall fairly and efficiently resolve disputes arising under the law and shall apply the law consistently, impartially, and independently to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution of Wisconsin and the United States. The employees of the Court shall strive for service excellence and through their dedication and professionalism, implement the policies and procedures established by the judiciary and legislature. The judges and employees are committed to ensuring equal access to court services and enhancing public confidence in the court system.
We, the Clerk of Circuit Courts Office, a public administrative entity charged by Statute with administration of and record keeping for the Circuit Courts of Manitowoc County, are dedicated to providing excellent service to the courts and the general public whom we serve.
The Clerk of Circuit Courts is a public official elected every four years, whose primary duties are enumerated in Section 59.40 of the Wisconsin Statutes. The Clerk is the administrator of the Clerk of Circuit Courts Office and carries the responsibility of budgeting and administering trial court resources accurately, effectively and efficiently.
The Clerk of Circuit Courts Office is required to maintain a record of all documents filed with the courts, keep a record of all court proceedings and collect the various fees, fines and forfeitures ordered by the court or specified by statute.