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clerk of courts


Clerk of Courts

La Crosse County Clerk of Court

Clerk of Circuit Court, manages court business operations.  The Clerk also works with other offices, including the Register in Probate, and Family Court Commissioner to do this.

The circuit court hears criminal and traffic cases for La Crosse County and the state of Wisconsin.  The Circuit court also hears some municipal code violation cases.  The circuit court also hears family, civil, juvenile, and probate cases.

Our goal is to provide superior justice related services to all participants and the general public. We hope you find this information helpful. If you wish to reach us by phone, our telephone number is 608-785-9590.

Tammy Pedretti
La Crosse County Clerk of Courts


The court uses a program called Zoom to conduct remote hearings.  Zoom is free for you to use.  You do not have to download any software to use Zoom.  You will need a web camera and microphone connected to your computer.  If you do not have a microphone and webcam connected to your computer, you can appear by phone.  With your phone you can appear on video or by telephone only.  If you us a computer with a microphone, do not call on a phone.  Using both at the same time will create feedback noise.


If you would like to appear remotely for your hearing, you need to get permission from the judge.  Please complete the form below.

Request to Appear Remotely     GF-306; Request to Appear Remotely (wicourts.gov)  

You will need to attach the order below.  If the judge approves your request, the order will be signed and placed in your court file and Zoom information will be shared with you.

Order on Request to Appear Remotely   GF-307; Order on Request to Appear Remotely (wicourts.gov)

If you have permission to appear remotely and you've misplaced your Zoom information, please e-mail a request for information to: 


[email protected]


Update my information: 

Update My Information Form






Contact Info

Tammy Pedretti, Clerk of Courts

333 Vine Street, Room 1200
La Crosse, WI  54601

Phone: (608) 785-9590

FAX: (608) 789-7821


Email: [email protected]


Criminal Clerk: 785-9691

Jury Clerk: 608-785-9690

Small Claims Clerk: 608-785-9689

Traffic Clerk: 608-785-9706



Office Hours:  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Weekdays (except when jury trials continue beyond 4:30 PM. The courthouse will remain open to allow the public access to the trial until concluded or adjourned.)


The clerk of court and the clerk's staff cannot give legal advice. Legal questions should be directed to your attorney or to the Lawyer Referral Service at 1-800-362-9082.