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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
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.