In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and create social distancing, effective Friday, March 20th at 4:30pm the Richland County Courthouse (181 West Seminary Richland Center, WI 53581) will restrict public entry into the building.

Entry into the Richland County Courthouse may be granted to:

  1. Citizens with scheduled appointments for services that cannot be conducted via phone, mail, or electronically, and
  2. Citizens gaining access to the County Clerk’s office for business regarding voting and elections.

Starting Monday, March 23rd at 7:30am a number of Richland County employees may be working remotely, consistent with continuity of operations plans that have been developed. Many employees will continue to perform their functions from within the courthouse and protecting these employees’ health to perform essential services is our goal.  We have additional obligations to mitigate any spread to our jail and dispatch unit.  Please be advised that all Sheriff’s Office services are in full function, with an expectation to public access to the administrative office.

The entry doors into the courthouse will remained locked until such a time where the public health threat subsides.  The doors will be monitored by a combination of staff attendants and/or video surveillance with speaker phone.  If entry is needed, citizens will be questioned for symptoms and advised to report directly to the desired department to conduct business.

Richland County officials are encouraging people to conduct business with county departments via phone, mail and email when possible. If you need to meet with a county department you are asked to call ahead and make an appointment with that department. Please do not enter the courthouse if you have symptoms or believe you may have been exposed.

A list of department phone numbers can be found below, and also on our website https://co.richland.wi.us

Additional instructions on accessing services and updates may be provided at: https://covid.co.richland.wi.us/

In order to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 we are initiating these restrictions and appreciate your understanding, patience and inconveniences in preserving our abilities to continue to serve the public.

Clinton Langreck — Administrator
Richland County WI

Courthouse Contact Information

Richland County Ambulance Service
Darin Gudgeon, Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
P.O. Box 251, Richland Center, WI 53581
Office Telephone: (608)647-6474
Emergency Calls: (608) 647-2106
Fax: (608) 647-7151

Child Support Agency
Amy Forehand, Administrator
P.O. Box 541, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-8663
Fax: (608) 647-8291

Circuit Court
William Andrew Sharp, Circuit Judge
P.O. Box 427, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-2626

Stacy Kleist, Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 655, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-3956

Jenifer Laue, Register in Probate
Courthouse, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-2626

County Clerk’s Office
Victor V. Vlasak, County Clerk
P.O. Box 310, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-2197
Fax: (608) 647-6134
E-mail: victor.vlasak@co.richland.wi.us

Courthouse Maintenance
Randy Nelson, Supervisor
P.O. Box 310, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 475-1487
Fax: (608) 647-6134

District Attorney’s Office
Jennifer Harper, District Attorney
181 W. Seminary Street
Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-3493

Emergency Management
Darin Gudgeon, Director
P.O. Box 251, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608)647-8187
Fax: (608) 647-7151

Register of Deeds
Susan L. Triggs, Register of Deeds
P.O. Box 337, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-3011

Sheriff’s Department
James Bindl, Sheriff
181 W. Seminary, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-8906 Administration
Telephone: (608) 647-2106 Dispatch
Fax: (608) 647-2624

County Treasurer’s Office
Julie Keller, Treasurer
181 W. Seminary St, Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-3658

Veterans Service Office
Karen Knock, CVSO
181 W. Seminary St, Courthouse Room 204
Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-6101

Zoning Office
Michael J. Bindl, Zoning Administrator
181 W. Seminary, Courthouse
Richland Center, WI 53581
Telephone: (608) 647-2447

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