If you have questions regarding Municipal Court procedures or your Court Date/Time, contact the Court Clerk by phone at 414-425-4768.
CITATIONS ISSUED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2023:
Most ADULT initial court appearances are held by PHONE. In most cases, when a citation is issued, a WRITTEN PLEA FORM will be provided to the defendant by the issuing officer. If the defendant wishes to contest their citation(s), the WRITTEN PLEA FORM must be completed and submitted to the Franklin Municipal Court by the date listed at the top of the citation issued. Once received, the court clerk will schedule the citation for a court date to take place via PHONE.
If the defendant does not wish to contest his/her citation, the listed forfeiture amount is due to be paid in full. Failure to complete/submit the WRITTEN PLEA FORM timely OR pay the forfeiture amount will result in a default judgement, warrant, or other sanction.
Trials, OWI offenses, District Attorney Referrals, and Motions to Reopen Hearings are assigned an IN-PERSON court date/time. IN-PERSON court dates may also be assigned at the discretion of the Municipal Judge.
JUVENILES (defendants 16 years and under) are assigned an IN-PERSON court date/time.
CITATIONS ISSUED ON/AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2023:
ALL CITATIONS ISSUED ON/AFTER SEPTEMBER 1, 2023 will be assigned an in-person court date/time. Written plea forms will no longer apply to citations that are issued on/after September 1, 2023. Please refer to the Instructions to Defendant Form for additional information.
IN-PERSON payments are accepted at the COURT office during regular office hours.
AFTER HOURS payments may be placed in the drop box located in the lobby in front of the COURT window.
BY MAIL: Checks and Money Orders made payable to “City of Franklin” may be mailed to the COURT office, 9455 West Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132.
ONLINE: PAY CITATIONS
The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over local ordinance and traffic citations issued in the City. The Court is presided over by a Municipal Judge, elected every four years. The Judge is required by local Ordinance to be a licensed attorney.
Presides over Municipal Court, adjudicating violations of municipal ordinances and traffic citations and imposing forfeitures where provided by law.
Provides for the boarding of prisoners.
Court sessions are held on Wednesdays - usually three morning and one evening court sessions per month. The evening court session is reserved specifically for Juvenile cases only. For specific monthly court session dates, please contact the Municipal Court Clerk at 414-425-4768.
IN-PERSON COURT CHECK-IN:
Check-in is held for IN-PERSON court sesssions only.
Morning (adult) court check-in begins at 8:15 a.m.
Evening (juvenile) court check-in begins at 5:45 p.m.
Cases are typically heard on a first-come, first-serve basis. It is recommended that you arrive timely and allow yourself time to check-in for court. Check-in takes place in the courtroom.