FAQ Court info:
What happens if I get a ticket?
If you have been charged with violating a City of South
Milwaukee Municipal Ordinance, a court
date will be assigned on the citation.
The citation will also indicate if an
appearance in court is mandatory. If
your appearance is not mandatory you may
do any of the following before your
· Mail payment of the fine to the South Milwaukee Municipal
Court. Payment must be received
prior to your court date.
at the South Milwaukee Police Department
during normal business hours (Mon-Fri
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
a “not guilty” plea in writing prior
to your court date. This may be
done in person at the South Milwaukee
Police Department or by mailing in
written notice of your not guilty plea.
at the South Milwaukee Municipal Court
(2424 15th Avenue) on your court date at
the time listed on your citation.
What Will Happen If I Appear In Court?
The date on your citation is the date of
your initial appearance. At this
appearance you will enter a plea to the
charge. You may plead guilty, not
guilty, or no contest. The initial
appearance is not a trial date. If you
plead guilty or no contest the court
will fine you and the matter will be
resolved. You may pay the fine on the
court date or ask for time to pay the
fine. If you plead not guilty then you
will meet with the City Attorney on this
date to try to resolve this matter. If
the matter is not resolved then the case
will be scheduled for a trial date.
What Happens If I do not appear in Court
or Fail to Pay on Time?
Failure to comply with the above listed options will result in
a warrant or a default judgment being
issued against you. In the event of a
default judgment the Court will impose a
fine and additional court costs.
Failure to pay the fine within 60 days
will result in:
· The suspension of your driving privileges for up to 2 years
or until the fine is paid; AND/OR
· The issuance of a Writ for your commitment to the Milwaukee
County House of Correction. Sentences
are determined by the fine amount owed;
· Certification of Debt to WI Department of Revenue for Tax
questions regarding the above procedures
should be directed to the Clerk of
Courts 768-8060 Mon-Fri from
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Contact can also be made with
the City Attorney at 764-4410.