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Effective immediately, all ADULT INITIAL municipal court appearances will be held by PHONE.  When a citation is issued, a WRITTEN PLEA FORM will be provided to the defendant upon issuance of the citation(s).  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.  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.   The Municipal Court Clerk can be contacted by phone at 414-425-4768 with any questions.   

Additional court appearances MAY be able to be held by PHONE.  To verify whether your court date may be held by PHONE or IN-PERSON, contact the Municipal Court Clerk directly.

Court staff are available via phone at 414-425-4768 during regular office hours of M-F, 8 am to 3:30 pm.  Payments can be placed in the drop box in the lobby, paid in-person in the lobby, mailed, or paid online at www.GovPayNow.com [use Pay Location Code #5897, Citation No(s) and Amount(s)].  


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.

SERVICES:

  • 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 two morning and four evening court sessions per month - one 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

COURT CHECK-IN:

(Face masks will be required while in the Courtroom.  Check-in will be held for IN-PERSON court sesssions only.) 
Morning court check-in begins no later than 8:15 a.m.
Evening court check-in begins no later than 5:45 p.m.

Cases are heard on a first-come, first-serve basis.  It is recommended that you arrive early and allow yourself time to check-in for court.  Check-in takes place in the courtroom.

Franklin Law Enforcement Center

Municipal Court

Frederick F. Klimetz, Mun. Judge
Franklin Law Enforcement Center
9455 W. Loomis Road
Court Clerk: 414-425-4768
Fax: 414-858-2625

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  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?

Court sessions are held on Wednesdays - usually two morning and four evening court sessions per month - one 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.  

CHECK-IN
Cases are heard on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please arrive early for check-in.  

Morning court check-in begins no later than 8:15 a.m.
Evening court check-in begins no later than 5:45 p.m.

Check-in takes place in the courtroom.

  How do I pay a ticket I received?

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

IN PERSON:  At the Franklin Municipal Court Office, 9455 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132 (during office hours only of Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)  CASH, CHECK, MONEY ORDER, CREDIT/DEBIT (GOVPAY service fees apply).  Checks are to be made payable to the "City of Franklin". 

BY MAIL:  Mail Check or Money Order (payable to the "City of Franklin") to: Franklin Municipal Court, 9455 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132.

CREDIT/DEBIT CARD (Internet and Phone ONLY - Service fees apply):
GovPay:
  Online at www.GovPayNow.com or by phone at 1-888-604-7888.  Information Needed:  Pay Location Code #5897, the Citation Number(s), and amount(s) of the payment. 

AFTER HOURS:  A drop box is located in the front lobby of the Franklin Police Department, 9455 W. Loomis Road, and is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.  Checks, Money Orders, and Cash (exact amount only-no change will be given) are accepted.

  How can I see the City Attorney?

The City Attorney (prosecuter) is present for all court appearances.  If you enter a "Not Guilty" plea, the court will make arrangements for you to discuss your citation with the City Attorney either by phone or in person.  The City Attorney does not hold an office at the Franklin Municipal Court and is not available for walk-ins.

  I missed my court date. How can I have my case reopened?

If a default judgment was entered against you because you missed your scheduled court date/time and you still wish to contest your citation, you will need to submit a WRITTEN request to reopen your case.  You may come into the Franklin Municipal Court Office and complete the Request to Reopen form (located in the lobby) OR you may submit a letter mailed or dropped off at the Franklin Municipal Court Office, 9455 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132, with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Citation Number(s) you wish to reopen
  • Brief reason why you missed your scheduled court date/time.

All requests to reopen are reviewed by the Judge and you will receive a written response by mail at the address you provide on your Request to Reopen.  The written response from the Judge will include the Judge's decision to approve or deny your request as well as further instructions to follow.

  How can I get an extension of time to pay my ticket forfeiture?

If you need additional time to pay your forfeiture or need to set up a payment plan, you will need to appear for an Indigency Hearing in the Franklin Municipal Court Office during regular office hours the week your forfeiture is due.  The dates to appear will be located on your Notice of Default Judgment, Judgment Summary, or Notice of Intent to Certify Debt paperwork.  If you cannot locate this paperwork, contact the Court Clerk directly at 414-425-4768.