Your Citation...Your Rights and Responsibilities
Middleton Municipal Court ~ 7341 Donna Drive ~ Middleton, WI, 53562 ~ (608)824-7370
Must I appear in court on the date set forth on my citation?
If you wish to plead not guilty, you may do this by mail without appearing in court on the date set forth on your citation. Mail the plea to the address at the top of the page. Include the charge, the date you were scheduled to appear, the ticket number, your current mailing address and your phone number. This must be received by the date on your citation. A court date for a pretrial conference will be mailed to you. You will have to appear at the pretrial conference.
If you do not contest the citation you may send the deposit amount prior to your court date. If a deposit is posted and you do not appear in court, you will be found guilty, and the deposit money posted will be forfeited. Click here for payment options.
If you don't deposit money and you also fail to appear in court, a judgement will be entered against you for the amount of the ticket. You will be allowed 60 days to pay. If you do not pay within 60 days you may be committed to jail, or your license will be suspended for failure to pay. There is a $50.00 reinstatement fee after suspension.
What will happen if I appear in court on the day of my citation?
The date on your citation is the date of your initial appearance. An initial appearance is your opportunity to enter a plea to the charge. You may plead guilty, not guilty or no contest. THE INITIAL APPEARANCE IS NOT THE TRIAL DATE. If you plead guilty or no contest, the court will find you guilty and the matter will be resolved at the initial appearance. If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a pretrial conference at a later date.
If I don't want to fight the ticket, can I simply get time to pay?
Yes. If you do not appear in court, the court will enter a judgement against you for the amount of the ticket. You will then be allowed 60 days to pay. If you do not pay within 60 days you may be committed to jail, or your license will be suspended for failure to pay. There is a $50.00 reinstatement fee after suspension. Click here for payment options.
I wish to plead not guilty, how do I do that and what will happen in court?
You may plead not guilty by appearing in court on the date on your citation, or by entering a not guilty plea in writing by mail prior to the court date. mail the written plea of not guilty to the address at the top of this page and include the charge, the date you were scheduled to appear, the ticket number, your current mailing address and phone number. This must be received by the date on your citation. After you plead not guilty, the case will be scheduled for a pretrial conference. You must attend the pretrial conference. If the case is not settled at the pretrial conference, the case will be scheduled for a trial where all parties must appear.
I'm worried about the points against my driving record. How do I know if I'm in point trouble?
If you are found guilty of a traffic violation, your driving record may be charged with demerit points. The court will not determine the number of points assessed against your driving record. The court will merely report the conviction to the Division of Motor Vehicles and the division will assess the number of points against your record, depending on the charge. The following point schedule lists common traffic violations. Other violations not listed may carry points. If you accumulate 12 points against your driving record within a 12 month period by date of violations, your license will be suspended or revoked.
What are my options to pay the citation?
This payment information does not apply to debt at Collections. If you know the debt is at collections, call the H.E. Stark Collection Agency at (608) 274-7764 to get pay off amount(s) and/or setup payment arrangement(s).
Payment of parking citations for the City of Middleton must be paid through the Middleton Police Department and not through the Court. Parking citations can be paid online, in person, by mail, drop box or over the phone at (608)824.7362.
In Person: You may pay by cash, check or money order. Credit/Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) are also accepted with a convenience fee. Please make checks payable to "City of Middleton."
By Mail: You may pay by check or money order by mail. Make checks payable to "City of Middleton." Include your name & citation number. Payments should be sent to:
Middleton Municipal Court
7341 Donna Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Online: Citation payments can be made online by credit or debit card through Payment Service Network.
To pay a PARKING CITATION, click here.
To pay any other MUNICIPAL/TRAFFIC citation, click here.
NOTE: Payment Service Network assesses a convenience fee for credit or debit card payments.
Phone: Credit and debit card payments can be made by phone through Payment Service Network by calling 866-917-7368 and selecting option 1. Payment Service Network assesses a convenience fee for credit or debit card payments.