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Why is my driver license being suspended?

You received a citation, were found guilty of the violation, and the associated fines and fees are past due.

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What happens if my driver license is suspended?

If your driver license is suspended, you will not be permitted to drive any vehicle until your license is reinstated. If you are caught driving on a suspended license, you may receive another citation for driving while suspended, which carries a fine of $124.00. In addition to suspending your license, the Court may also send your overdue balance to a collection agency, which may intercept tax refunds, garnish wages, or attach funds in your bank accounts.

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How do I know if my license is suspended?

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation - Division of Motor Vehicles offers information regarding the current status of your driver license and your eligibility to reinstate your driving privileges if they have been suspended, revoked or cancelled. For more information, please visit the DMV website at http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/check-elig/eligibility.aspx.

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How long will my license be suspended?

Typically, your license is suspended for 12 months from the date you were found guilty by the Court.

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How can I reinstate my driver license?

If your driver license is suspended for failure to pay a judgment at the Milwaukee Municipal Court, you may be able to make payment arrangements in order to have the license suspension lifted. The Court requires a payment of 30% of the balance due on the case before granting you additional time to pay the rest. If you were found guilty without having appeared in court, you may also make a motion to reopen your case within 6 months of the judgment in order to vacate the judgment and / or the license suspension. If your motion is granted, a $20 fee will be required to reopen the case.

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How can I check to see if my license suspension has been lifted?

You can check the status of your driver license by calling the DMV at (608) 266-2261 or at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/other-servs/status-check.aspx.

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How can I contact the City of Milwaukee Municipal Court to discuss my suspension?

You can call the Court at (414) 286-3800 to speak with a customer service representative regarding your case(s). Please note that the 30% payment to lift the suspension must be paid in person at the Court and cannot be paid over the phone or on our website.

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What are my payment options?

In order to lift the suspension, you must appear in court to pay the 30% minimum and talk with a judge. Payment can be made via cash, check, money order, credit card, or a debit card.

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How can I know if citations outside the City of Milwaukee are suspending my license?

If you received citations from someone other than a City of Milwaukee Police Officer, and have not arranged for payment, they could also suspend your driver license. To find out if you have citations outside the City of Milwaukee which are suspending your license, visit the DMV website at http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/check-elig/eligibility.aspx.

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Contact Us

 

Milwaukee
Municipal Court
951 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI  53233
414-286-3800
414-286-3615 FAX
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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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Hours:
8:00am - 4:45pm (Mon - Fri)
 
Walk-In Hours:
Morning Session
8:00am - 11:00am (Mon - Fri)
Afternoon Session
1:00pm - 3:30pm (Mon - Thu)
1:00pm - 3:00pm (Fri)
Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to ensure you have enough time to check in for court.
 
Cashier Window Hours:
8:00am - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)
 
 
Payment Line Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30pm (Mon - Fri)