Wisconsin 2017 Interest Rate on Judgments

2011 Act 69 changed the interest rates applicable to judgments applicable to civil actions under
Wisconsin Statutes 807.01(4), 814.04(4), and 815.05(8). This act set the rate of interest under these statutes at 1% plus the prime interest rate in effect on January 1 and July 1 of each year.
The interest rate remains in effect from the date of entry of judgment until the judgment is paid.

If a judgment is entered on or before June 30, the applicable interest rate is the rate in effect on
January 1 of that year.

If a judgment is entered after June 30, the applicable rate of interest is the rate in effect on July 1 of that year.

  • July 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 - 5.25%
  • January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017 - 4.75%
  • June 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016 - 4.5%
  • January 1 to June 30, 2016 - 4.50%
  • July 1 to December 31, 2015 - 4.25%
  • January 1 to June 30, 2015 - 4.25%
  • July 1 to December 31, 2014 - 4.25%
  • January 1 to June 30, 2014 - 4.25%
  • July 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013 - 4.25%
  • January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013 - 4.25%
  • July 1 to December 31, 2012 - 4.25%
  • January 1 to June 30, 2012 - 4.25%
  • December 2 to December 31, 2011 - 4.25%
  • Rate in effect until December 1, 2011 - 12%