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Making Payments

If your citation has been filed with the court, you may pay your fine online.  Please note: There are no additional convenience fees.

  • To access the online credit card payment system, please click here.

If you do not wish to pay online or if you wish to pay before your citation has been filed with the court, you can also pay in any of the following ways:

  1. You may mail your fine payment to the Milwaukee Municipal Court, 951 North James Lovell Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233.  If you pay by mail, do not mail cash.  Make checks and money orders payable to the Milwaukee Municipal Court.
  2. You may pay by credit card by calling (414) 286-2878 (between 8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday).
  3. If you wish to pay in person at the Municipal Court, please go to the Cashier Window.  The hours are: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm. to 4:30pm.  You may pay by cash, check, money order or VISA or MasterCard.

Please be sure to include your citation number or case number with your payment.

If you want to request more time to pay, come to the court's Reception window to make your request.  You must do this before the due date.  The Receptionist may be able to grant the extension.  But, depending on your case, you may be sent to the courtroom to see the judge.  Please understand that these requests are not automatically granted.

If your fine is not overdue, you can request to be placed on the installment plan at the court Reception window.  Your outstanding judgments will be consolidated and you will receive a packet with information relating to your monthly installment payments.

You must have an income to be on the plan.  If you are on an installment plan, you do not have to return to court to request an extension as long as you pay on time.

If your case has been assigned to a collection agency, you may clear your credit record by paying your fine in full either at the court or at the collection agency.  You will get credit for partial payments.  However, the alternative sentence such as a driver's license suspension, or time in jail will remain in effect until your fine is paid in full.

Please note:  If you have not paid your fine and the judge has ordered the suspension of your driver's license, you will have to do several things.  You must pay the fine in full, and then apply for reinstatement of your driving privileges at the local office of the Motor Vehicle Division of the state Department of Transportation.  Be prepared to pay the reinstatement fee of $60 to the Motor Vehicle Division.

City of Milwaukee Municipal Court 

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 951 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI  53233

 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:45pm

Milwaukee Municipal Intake Court

located in the:
Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility
 949 N. 9th St.
Milwaukee, WI  53233

Certain hearings are scheduled in this location. Please check your notice to determine whether your hearing will be conducted here.

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 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:45pm

Walk-In Hours:

Unscheduled (walk-in) appearances are suspended until further notice. If you did not pre-register and the session is full, you will need to call (414) 286-6600.

Cashier Window Hours:
 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Payment Line Hours:
 Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

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