Small Claims Court / Clerk of Circuit Court / Dane County

Web -- Clerk of Courts -- Abbreviated Guide to Small Claims Court -- Legal Assistance Programs

Email -- Records Request -- Dane County Law Library

(608) 266-4311 -- Clerk of Circuit Court General Info
(608) 266-6316 -- Dane County Law Library (for legal assistance questions & other resources)

(608) 267-8859 -- General Small Claims Court
(608) 266-5988 -- Law Library

Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. -- Circuit Court Phone Hours (Closed all County holidays)
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. -- Law Library 

Clerk of Courts
Dane County Courthouse Room 1000
215 S. Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703

Law Library
Dane County Courthouse Room L1007
215 S. Hamilton St.
Madison, WI 53703

You can sue any individual living or working in Dane County, or a company doing business in Dane County, through the Dane County Small Claims Court. You can act as your own attorney, or hire an attorney to represent you. The clerical staff cannot provide legal advice. You may file a claim up to $10,000. At the time of the filing the claim, you must pay a filing fee of $94.50.

Complete details are available on the Clerk of Courts website. Another useful resource is the Dane County Law Library (Room L1007 of the Dane County Courthouse; 608-266-6316;; 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday).