Parking Citations

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

Face masks are required at all violations bureaus.

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.  Incremental payments are set over a 12 month period and an initial downpayment is required.  Accounts that previously defaulted are not eligible. 

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 must be scheduled in person at one of the violations bureau sites:


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.

Appeal Multi-Space Meter Citation- Only if you received a parking citation for an expired meter close in time to paying at a multi-space meter.

Types and Costs of Parking Citations

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