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 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 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.
(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.