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Municipal Court

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:

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-served 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 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 courtroom for the Judge to call your case.  When you are called, you would then enter a plea of "not guilty" 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 courtroom to advise the Court on how you wish to proceed with your case.  

You may enter a written "not guilty" plea prior to your initial appearance.  This must be received by the Court at least 24 hours before your initial appearance.  You will then be mailed a new pre-trial date with a mandatory court appearance.  It is your responsibility to make sure your "not guilty" plea was received timely by the Court. 

The City Attorney does not hold regular office hours 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 has been entered against you for non-appearance and you would like a new court date, you will need to submit a written request to have your case reopened.  There may be a fee 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. 

A Request to Reopen form is available in the lobby of the Franklin Municipal Court, or you may write your own letter with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Citation Number(s) and Charge(s)
  • Reason why you missed your court date.

This letter should be mailed or dropped off at the Franklin Municipal Court Office, 9455 W. Loomis Road, Franklin, WI 53132.

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

If you are unable to pay your forfeiture in full by the due date and need to request more time to pay, you MUST appear in the Franklin Municipal Court Office during regular office hours on the due date listed on your Default Notice (mailed), Judgment Summary (given to you in person in court), or Notice of Intent to Certify Debt Letter (mailed).  Payment plans may be available under certain circumstances and must be set up and approved by the court.  *If you are unsure of your due date, contact the Franklin Municipal Court Clerk at 414-425-4768.