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Driver License Suspensions

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.

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How long will my license be suspended?

Typically, your license is suspended for 12 months and the suspension will go into effect if the judgment is not paid by the due date.

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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 visiting the DMV website.

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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).

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What are my payment options?

In order to lift a suspension, you must make a payment, either in full or of at least 30%, on the total amount due on the citations that are suspending you. Payments can be made via cash, check, money order, credit card or 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 that were filed with other courts, such as Circuit Court or some other Municipal Court, 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.

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How long before I can reinstate my license once my suspension has been lifted at the court level?

When a suspension is lifted, the court notifies the DOT electronically overnight. It takes the DOT a minimum of two business days to process this information. After the minimum two days, contact the DMV to inquire about next steps to reinstate your license. Wait times for processing reinstatements can vary from two days to two weeks and are heavily dependent on your situation. Additionally, be prepared to pay any reinstatement fees directly to the DMV.

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I just paid my citations in full, can I take my receipt(s) to the DMV and reinstate my license today?

The answer is most commonly ‘No’. However, your interactions with the DMV are beyond the scope of the court. Wait times for processing reinstatements can vary from two days to two weeks and are heavily dependent on your situation.

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I just paid 30% to get my suspension lifted. What happens now and when can I reinstate?

Processing times to lift a suspension after a 30% payment is received is 1-2 weeks and you will be notified by mail with your next payment due date. All 30% payments and the cases included are reviewed by court personnel hence the longer processing time. When you receive your notice in the mail it will signify that the DMV has been notified that the suspension was lifted by the court. Contact the DMV to inquire about next steps to reinstate your license.

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City of Milwaukee Municipal Court 

Contact Us

 


  414-286-3800


   414-286-3615


[email protected]


  Address

951 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI  53233

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Business Hours
  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:45pm


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


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


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.


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