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Clerk of Courts

La Crosse County Clerk of Court

The Office of the Clerk of Circuit Court, the Register in Probate, and the Family Court Commissioner's Office, coordinate and manage the general legal proceedings and business operations of the La Crosse County Circuit Courts. The Circuit Courts have responsibility for all state, county, and some municipal actions as provided under criminal and traffic, family, civil, juvenile, and probate law.

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



Update from the La Crosse County Circuit Court regarding (COVID-19)

The La Crosse County Circuit Court has published an updated order regarding measures in response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic as of June 3, 2021.

La Crosse County Circuit Court Chief Judge Operational Order

*Updated March 21,2022: La Crosse County Circuit Court COVID Plan

If you have cases pending in the La Crosse County Courts, or you become a party to a new case in the upcoming weeks, please take note of these new procedures. Court hearings will be gradually re-opening to in person hearings with safety protocols in place.   Such protocols could include that face coverings be worn by individuals in the courtroom, please see notices outside of courtrooms if masks are required.   Courts will continue to schedule and conduct some remote or virtual court proceedings in some situations. Please be sure to check your Notice of Hearing as to how your court hearing will be held. If you have questions, please contact the Clerk of Courts office at (608) 785-9590 or via e-mail to [email protected].

If you would like to view a public court hearing being held virtually, please open the following link: 

Wisconsin Court System - Livestream courts (wicourts.gov)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

Information about County Operations:

Social distancing and minimizing travel can have a major impact in delaying the epidemic. La Crosse County is encouraging people to conduct business with County Departments via phone and email, where possible. Using prevention, we can slow the spread of the disease and protect the most vulnerable.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.



Contact Info

Tammy Pedretti, Clerk of Courts

LEC - Rm. 1200
333 Vine Street
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 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.