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Kenosha County Court Records

Kenosha County court records are court files created and maintained by county courts, containing documents and case information collected during each specific case. These records include transcripts, dockets, petitions, complaints, and other associated materials that provide information such as:

  • Case number, status, and type
  • Filing date
  • Party, attorney, and judge details
  • Court location or county name
  • Charges and statutes violated
  • Citations
  • Final judgment and disposition

Like most Wisconsin court records, court records in Kenosha County are useful in reviewing court decisions during appeals, proving a legal action, or enforcing a court decision.

Are Court Records Public in Kenosha County?

Under the Wisconsin Open Records Law, court records are public in Kenosha County. Almost anyone can inspect or obtain copies of non-exempt court records in Kenosha County. However, certain records or case information fall under the exemptions in the same law, including:

  • Juvenile records
  • Adoption and guardianship records
  • Child protection proceedings
  • Drafts, notes, and working papers
  • Financial account numbers
  • Ongoing investigative records
  • Social security numbers (SSN), driver’s license numbers, and other personal identifying details
  • Sealed or expunged records
  • Personnel records
  • Other records deemed confidential or specifically exempted by court rule, court order, or statute.

Some exemptions make records only partially confidential, while others deem the entire case non-disclosable. In the case of a partial exemption, the court can still disclose non-confidential sections of the record.

Kenosha County Court Records Search

Finding court records in Kenosha County generally involves conducting online case searches, viewing records in person, or directing requests for copies to the record custodian, usually the Court Clerk.

Case details accessed through court portals are provided in accordance with FOIA and mostly concern recent cases. Obtaining copies from the court may take some time, depending on the scope of the request or the number of records requested. The clerk can also charge search, duplication, and certification fees and demand proof in the form of valid identification or other documentation when requesting restricted records.

Kenosha County Court Records Search by Name

Interested persons can access Kenosha court records using the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access (WCCA) portal to find records by case number, party/business name, and county. Input a party or business name and select Kenosha County to provide users with similar court cases filed in the Kenosha Circuit Court. Users can filter search results by filing date, case status, and the defendant’s date of birth.

Similarly, individuals can conduct in-person or mailed requests for Kenosha County court records by providing specific case details to the Circuit or Municipal Court clerk handling the case. The Court Clerk may require requesters to pay applicable fees for finding or copying the record or ask for the requester's name and valid ID to process requests for certified copies or certain restricted records.

Kenosha County Courts

The Kenosha County trial court system comprises a Circuit Court and several Municipal Courts that handle civil and criminal cases. The Kenosha County Circuit Court has original or general jurisdiction over all types of cases but usually only handles those beyond the jurisdiction of Municipal Courts. Courts in Kenosha County are located at the following addresses:

Circuit Courts in Kenosha County
Kenosha County Circuit Court
Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th Street,
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2664 (Family and Probate)
Fax: (262) 653-2753 (Family)
Fax: (262) 653-2673 (Probate)

 

Municipal Courts in Kenosha County
City of Kenosha Municipal Court
625 52nd Street,
Room 97,
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-4220
Fax: (262) 653-4222

 

Town of Randall Municipal Court
34530 Bassett Road,
Bassett, WI 53101
Phone: (262) 877-2165
Fax: (262) 877-9032

 

Town of Somers Municipal Court
7511 12th Street,
P.O. Box 197
Somers, WI 53171
Phone: (262) 859-2822
Fax: (262) 859-2331

 

Town of Wheatland Municipal Court
34315 Geneva Road,
P.O. Box 797,
New Munster, WI 53152
Phone: (262) 537-4340
Fax: (262) 537-4261

 

Village of Bristol Municipal Court
19801 83rd Street,
Bristol, WI 53104
Phone: (262) 857-2368
Fax: (262) 857-2136

 

Village of Paddock Lake Municipal Court
6969 236th Avenue,
Paddock Lake, WI 53168
Phone: (262) 843-9314
Fax: (262) 843-3409

 

Village of Pleasant Prairie Municipal Court
9915 39th Avenue,
Pleasant Prairie, W1 53158
Phone: (262) 694-8923
Fax: (262) 694-1401

 

Village of Salem Lakes Municipal Court
9814 Antioch Road,
P.O. Box 443,
Salem, WI 53168
Phone: (262) 843-2759 ext. 21
Fax: (262) 843-1468

 

Village of Twin Lakes Municipal Court
108 East Main Street,
P.O. Box 549,
Twin Lakes, WI 53181
Phone: (262) 877-2269
Fax: (262) 877-2699

Kenosha County District Court Records

There are no District Courts in Kenosha County. Instead, the Kenosha County Circuit Court serves as the court with general jurisdiction over criminal and civil cases filed in the county. However, this court usually only handles those beyond the jurisdiction of Municipal Count, such as family law cases, felonies, and more severe misdemeanor cases.

Accessing Circuit Court records in Kenosha County may require online case searches on the WCCA portal or requests directed to the Clerk of the Circuit Court located at:

Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th Street,
Kenosha WI 53140
Fax: (262) 653-2435 (Records)

Only publicly accessible case details are viewable online. Information on older cases may also be unavailable. To access information unavailable on this site or obtain copies, individuals may make in-person requests at Room 109 of the Courthouse, call the Records Department, or send mailed request letters containing the case number to the Clerk.

To review records in person, call the Records Department at (262) 653-2664. The Clerk charges requesters who do not provide case numbers with their requests a $5 search fee. Additionally, copies are $1.25 per page and certification costs $5.00 per record.

Kenosha County Criminal Records

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office does not issue criminal records despite maintaining Kenosha arrest records, inmate information, and other records of criminal activities within its jurisdiction. However, the Kenosha Police Department conducts local background checks. Interested persons should complete the request form and submit it in person or send it via mail or fax to:

Kenosha Police Department
1000 55th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Fax: (262) 653–6909

Individuals should direct requests to the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain Kenosha County criminal records containing a summary of arrests and convictions throughout the county and state.

The DOJ Crime Information Bureau performs statewide background checks and provides adult criminal records to the public. Individuals and organizations can conduct name-based checks for $10 through the Wisconsin Online Record Check System (WORCS). Alternatively, individuals may send applications for fingerprint checks along with fees, fingerprint cards, and other requirements to:

Crime Information Bureau
Record Check Unit
P.O. Box 2688
Madison, WI 53701–2688

Kenosha County Criminal Court Case Lookup

Interested persons can look for information on criminal cases filed in the Kenosha Circuit Court using the WCCA portal. Users can conduct case searches by name (first, last, and middle), birthdate, business name, case number, or county and get a list of similar matches. Clicking a specific case will provide information such as:

  • Case number, status, and type
  • Filing date
  • Defendant’s name and date of birth
  • Statute violated, violation date, and class code classification
  • Charges and history of charges
  • Kenosha arrest record details (warrants and bonds)
  • Citation
  • Disposition and sentences

To review records in person or obtain copies of criminal case records, direct requests to the specific court that heard the case.

Get Kenosha County Civil Court Records

Records of civil cases filed in Kenosha County Courts include all documents and materials created or collected by the court during the suit. Examples of civil cases in Kenosha County include:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Property Damage
  • Contract violation
  • Personal injury and product liability
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Intentional Tort

Kenosha County civil court records are public unless otherwise deemed confidential by statute, court order, or court rule. Interested persons may find information on civil cases filed in the Circuit Court using the WCCA portal. However, information available on this site may be limited.

Alternatively, persons may view records at the presiding court or request copies from the court clerk by providing record descriptions like case number or party names and paying applicable fees.

Kenosha County Family Court Records

The Family Division of the Kenosha County Circuit Court handles matters relating to Wisconsin Family Law, such as:

  • Annulment, divorce, or legal separation
  • Child abuse
  • Divorce
  • Domestic abuse
  • Harassment
  • Legal custody
  • Paternity

Kenosha County family case information may be obtainable online through the WCCA portal or upon requests directed to the Clerk of the Circuit Court located at:

Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th Street,
Kenosha WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2454
Fax: (262) 653-2435 (Records)

Alternatively, interested persons may call the Records Department at (262) 653-2664 to review records in person or make over-the-counter requests at Room 109 of the Courthouse. The Clerk charges requesters who do not provide case numbers with their requests a $5 search fee. Additionally, copies are $1.25 per page, and certification costs $5.00 per record.

However, note the following family court records may be restricted from public access in Kenosha County:

  • Paternity pre-adjudication records
  • Termination of parental rights
  • Child abuse restraining orders
  • Juvenile records

Kenosha Dissolution of Marriage Records

The Clerk of the Circuit Court maintains records of marriage dissolution, annulment, and legal separation granted in the Kenosha County Circuit Court. Kenosha dissolution of marriage records are available to the public unless otherwise sealed or exempted by law. Interested persons may conduct case searches online, view records in person, or make in-person requests for copies at:

Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th Street,
Kenosha WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2454
Fax: (262) 653-2435 (Records)

The Clerk charges requesters who do not provide case numbers with their requests a $5 search fee. Additionally, copies are $1.25 per page and certification costs $5.00 per record.

Kenosha County Marriage and Divorce Records

Kenosha marriage and divorce records are available at county and state levels. Kenosha County marriage records (or declarations of domestic partnership) from October 1907 are available locally at the Register of Deeds Office and the Wisconsin Vital Records Office.

Similarly, the Register of Deeds maintains divorce certificates generated since January 2016, while the Vital Records Office issues records of divorces from October 1907. Additionally, the Circuit Court Clerk also maintains Kenosha divorce decrees or case files.

However, in line with Wisconsin Statute § 69-20(1), certified copies of marriage and divorce records are only to eligible applicants with direct and tangible interests, including:

  • A record subject
  • The subject's legal custodians or guardian
  • Immediate family members
  • Authorized representatives
  • Persons who require certified copies to protect personal or property rights

Nevertheless, members of the public may obtain uncertified copies of Kenosha County vital records. To make requests locally, fill out the marriage or divorce application form and submit or send it along with requirements to:

Mail address:
JoEllyn Storz
Kenosha County Register of Deeds
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

In-person submission:

Kenosha County Administration Building - Register of Deeds Office
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Or

Kenosha County Center
19600 75th Street
Bristol, WI 53104

Requests should include fees, valid identification, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and other additional proof of authorization. The Register of Deeds charges $20 for the Kenosha County birth certificate and $3 for each added copy requested in the same application.

In the same way, individuals can request marriage and divorce records from the Vital Records Office. Interested persons should mail completed application forms and other requirements to:

Wisconsin Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701

Lastly, individuals can obtain copies of divorce decrees or case files by contacting the Circuit Court Clerk at:

Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th Street,
Kenosha WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2454
Fax: (262) 653-2435 (Records)

Kenosha Birth and Death Records

The Register of Deeds issues Kenosha County birth certificates for events since October 1907 and death records from September 2013 till the present. In line with state laws, anybody can obtain uncertified copies of these records, while persons with direct and tangible claims may order certified copies.

To make requests, fill out application forms and submit or send them along with requirements to:

Mail address:
JoEllyn Storz
Kenosha County Register of Deeds
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

In-person submission:

Kenosha County Administration Building - Register of Deeds Office
1010 56th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140

Or

Kenosha County Center
19600 75th Street
Bristol, WI 53104

Kenosha County birth records from the Register of Deeds cost $20 for the first copy and $3 for each added copy requested in the same application. The State Vital Records Office also charges the same amount. Individuals can obtain records of births and deaths as far back as 1907 by mailing application forms, fees, and other requirements to:

Wisconsin Vital Records Office
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701

Kenosha County Probate Court Records

The Circuit Court handles probate cases in Kenosha County, including those involving the following:

  • Guardianship
  • Conservatorship
  • Wills and estate
  • Protective services
  • Adult or juvenile mental, drug, or alcohol commitments

Information on these cases may be available online if recent and unexempted by statute. Individuals can also request copies of Kenosha County probate court records by directing requests to the Circuit Court Clerk located at:

Kenosha County Courthouse
912 56th Street,
Kenosha WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2454
Fax: (262) 653-2435 (Records)

Requesters should provide case descriptions like case number, filing date, and party name when requesting copies or conducting case searches. The clerk charges $1.25 per copy page, $5 to certify a document, and $5 search fees if requesters need to provide case numbers.

Kenosha County Property Records

Property records in Kenosha County include deeds, maps, surveys, assessment reports, and other official documents that provide information on real estate within the county. The custodian of property records in Kenosha County due to the nature of property-related information contained in the records.

For instance, individuals can find property deeds in the Register of Deeds, property assessment reports from Assessor’s Offices, and other land records in the Land Information Office. However, interested persons can find all these property-related documents online on the Property Inquiry website.

Kenosha County Court Records Online

Individuals can access Kenosha County court records online using government-maintained search portals or third-party resources like Wisconsincourtrecords.us. While both options may be convenient, users may find it more difficult to trust results obtained on third-party sites.

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