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Parking Citations

The City of Milwaukee may mail citations for night parking permit and wrong side violations. Please get your night parking permit and remember to follow all parking regulations, including alternate side parking.

Citation Payments


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(414) 344-0840
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Check or money order payments are accepted. Please send payment to:

City of Milwaukee Violations Bureau
P.O. Box 346
Milwaukee, WI, 53201-0346

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Violations Bureau Locations

6223 North Teutonia Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8:00am-12pm

Police Administration Building
951 N. James Lovell Drive, 2nd Floor
Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm

2980 S Chase Avenue
Monday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 8am-12pm

Payment Plans

Call (414) 344-0840 to set up a payment plan for unpaid citations. Minimum total balance is $100. Accounts that previously defaulted on a payment plan are not eligible.

Activation of a payment plan will remove within 3 business days after initial payment/administrative fee:

  • Tow eligibility, vehicle registration suspension, and collection activities (However, anyone certified for state income tax interception will remain certified until full debt is collected).

Fees: $10 administrative fee and first installment payment MUST be made in person with a government-issued photo ID and the payment plan number at one of the Violations Bureau Locations within 48 hours of payment plan setup or the payment plan will be deactivated. Incremental payments are set up with a minimum monthly payment of $25 and a maximum duration of 12 months. Notices will be mailed monthly, with subsequent payments due on the 15th day of each month. Payment plan installments can be made in person, by mail, or online. Once the payment plan is set up, the citizen waives the right to dispute citations included in the plan. Any account deactivated for failure to meet the required monthly payments will be defaulted.

Late Payments

Citation payments are required within 14 days of issuance. If not paid within 14 days, see Parking Citation Types and Costs which describes schedule of fine increases on a per violation basis.

Failure to Pay Citation

  • Payment not made within 58 days: Vehicle registration hold may be placed on the vehicle receiving the citation
  • Payment not made within 80 days: Citation will go to the collection contractor
  • Payment not made: Wisconsin Department of Revenue Tax Intercept Program will be used to intercept state income tax refund for the unpaid amount and registration with credit bureaus may be made
  • Vehicles with three or more unpaid parking citations greater than 65 days old, that are illegally parked, may be subject to towing

Citation Appeals

Appeal Citation Online

Citation number and license plate number are required, citations must be appealed within 65 calendar days of issuance.

If you have any questions concerning a citation or citation appeal over the phone, contact the Violations Bureau at (414) 344-0840, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M., Monday-Friday.

Within sixty-five days (65) days of the citation date or within ten (10) days from the date of the online appeal decision letter, whichever is later, you may appeal as a new hearing in Milwaukee Municipal Court. 

Appeals as a new hearing in the Milwaukee Municipal Court must be scheduled in person at one of the Violations Bureau Locations (listed above).


Failure to request an appeal within sixty-five days (65) days of the citation date or within ten (10) days from the date of the online appeal decision letter, whichever is later, may result in a default judgment by the Milwukee Municipal Court.

Types and Costs of Parking Citations

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