Parking Citations

"How do I pay the fee for my parking citation?"

You must pay fees associated with parking citations directly to the Middleton Police Department, not the Middleton Municipal Court.  The Middleton Police Department allows you to pay fees by credit/debit card via their online payment system, or in person at the Middleton Police Department’s Records Office located at 7341 Donna Drive, Middleton, WI, 53562. 

For more information regarding payment, please contact the Middleton Police Department’s Records Office at (608) 824-7360.

"I received a parking citation in Middleton.  How do I contest the citation?"

If you received a parking citation from the Middleton Police Department and wish to contest the citation, you must first submit a request to review the citation to the Middleton Police Department via their online Parking Ticket Review form, or by phone at (608) 824-7361.  Upon receipt, the Middleton Police Department will notify you regarding the outcome of the review.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the review, you may request a court date by calling (608) 824-7361.  The Middleton Police Department will send you a notice with your court date.

For information regarding the particular city ordinance, refer to Chapter 15, Traffic Code of the City Code of Ordinances.

"What will happen in court?"

The date on the notice is the date of your Initial Appearance.  The court procedures for parking cases are the same procedures used for any other case involving an alleged violation of a city ordinance.

"What is the alternate side parking ordinance?"

Middleton's alternate side parking ordinance is in effect from November 15th to March 15th. The purpose of the ordinance is to facilitate snow removal and street maintenance. If it is necessary for you to leave a vehicle on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM:

  • Park on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered calendar days
  • Park on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered days.
  • You should anticipate the midnight date change.
  • If signs prohibit parking on one side of the street, alternate parking does not apply.
  • If the addresses on your street are all even or all odd numbered, the alternate side parking regulations still applies. In effect, there is no on street parking every other night. To do otherwise would mean that one side of the street could not be plowed.

Alternate side parking enforcement is not contingent on an impending snow storm. It is not an objective to write parking tickets when it snows, but rather to get people into the habit of consistently complying with the ordinance. Writing tickets to illegally parked cars during or after a snow storm doesn't help in the snow removal operation. Voluntary compliance, precipitated by consistent enforcement, results in a significantly more effective and efficient plowing operation.