Where is the Franklin Municipal Court located?
The Franklin Municipal Court is located in the Franklin Law Enforcement Center, 9455 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132, which is the same building as the Police Department. This building is approximately 2 blocks southwest of the Franklin City Hall on the same side of the road.
When are Municipal Court sessions?
Two daytime and four nighttime court sessions per month are held. Daytime court sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and nighttime court sessions begin at 6 p.m. For specific monthly court session dates, please contact the Municipal Court Clerk at 414-425-4768.
How do I pay a ticket I received?
In person payments for court forfeitures are accepted at the Franklin Municipal Court, 9455 W. Looms Road, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Friday. In person payments can be made with cash, money order, or personal check (with a valid ID if paying in person). Credit card payments are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Government Payment Services (phone: 1-888-604-7888). When making credit card payments to Government Payment Services for Municipal Court fines/forfeitures, use Pay Location Code 5897. The Citation Number and dollar amount of the payment are needed to complete the transaction. Go to the City of Franklin's Payment by Credit Card webpage for more information.
There is a drop box available after hours at the Franklin Law Enforcement Center, 9455 W. Loomis Road. No change will be given after hours and your check will be your receipt.
How can I see the City Attorney for my municipal court appearance?
The City Attorney will be present at your initial appearance. If you wish to speak with him, you should wait in the court room for the Judge to call your case. When you are called, you would then enter a plea of "not guilty", be given some paperwork, and will be sent to speak with the City Attorney immediately. After you have seen the City Attorney, you will need to return to the court room to advise the court on how you wish to proceed with your case.
If you enter a "not guilty" plea via mail and are sent a "Pre-Trial Notice", you can wait in the lobby of the Police Department on your Pre-Trial date and the City Attorney will call your case without the need for you to see the judge first.
I missed my court date. How can I have my case reopened?
If a default judgment has been entered against you for non-appearance, you will need to submit a written request to have your case reopened. There is a $30 cost assessed for each citation you wish to have reopened within statutory time limits. When the court recieves your request, it will be reviewed by the judge and you will be advised of his decision either way. All responses are given in writing.
How can I get an extension of time to pay a ticket?
All extension requests must be approved by the judge. You will need to appear in court on your assigned court date or current extension date to request additional time to pay your citation. Payment plans are available for certain forfeitures, but must be approved by the judge prior to making any partial paments.