The Court Officer serves numerous essential functions. This officer is a liaison between the Police Department and offices of the Eau Claire County District Attorney, Juvenile Intake, Corporation Counsel, Clerk of Courts, City Attorney, State Lab of Hygiene, and area law enforcement agencies. The Court Officer is the representative for the Police Department with citizens having questions or concerns with citations they have received, and/or procedures that must be followed to properly dispose of their citations.
The Court Officer assists the City Attorney's Office by coordination all initial appearances in traffic/ordinance court, appearing each Tuesday and Wednesday in the Court Commissioners hearing room. In addition, the Court Officer prepares files for, and assists the attorney in pre-trial conferences, and coordinates witnesses for trials in the court. The Court Officer is also responsible for documenting all court-related dispositions. When changes in law, statutes, or operating procedures occur, the Court Officer will advise all personnel affected by the revisions.
If you wish to contest a traffic ticket, you must first enter a not-guilty plea at your court hearing. You will then be given a time and date to discuss the ticket with the City Attorneys.
Pre-trial conferences are held on Thursday mornings at the Police Department from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. If you cannot make your scheduled appearance at a pre-trial conference, you may conduct this business over the phone by calling (715) 839-4985 on your scheduled conference date at 9:00 a.m. If you are unable to either appear in person or call on your scheduled date, you must contact the Court Officer at (715) 839-4985 prior to your scheduled pre-trial date to make arrangements for a new pre-trial date.
Payment or Payment Extension Requests for Traffic/Ordinance and Criminal Fines:
Payment arrangements for fines are done at the Clerk of Court Office which is on the second floor of the Eau Claire County Court House.