Citation Information

Citation Payments are accepted in the following ways:

In Person at the Muskego Municipal Court Office located at W182 S8200 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150.  The Municipal Court Office accepts cash, check (made payable to City of Muskego), credit/debit (plus processing fees).  

Mail to City of Muskego Municipal Court at W182 S8200 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150.  Make check payable to City of Muskego.

Online at  https://client.pointandpay.net/web/MuskegoMunicipalCourt (plus processing fees).

After hours drop box outside Muskego City Hall located at W182 S8200 Racine Avenue, Muskego, WI 53150.  Be sure to leave it in the GREEN drop box outside of the City Hall entrance in a sealed envelope with your contact information included. 

Payment Plan may be set up by contacting the Court Clerk prior to the due date at (262) 679-4114 or MunicipalCourt@muskego.wi.gov.  

Failure to Pay

If you fail to pay by the due date, the Court may order your driver's license suspended for up to one (1) year or sign a Writ of Commitment ordering your arrest and incarceration in the county jail.  In addition, the Court will notify the Department of Revenue (DOR) that you are indebted to the City of Muskego.  The DOR will take collection action that may include interception of your Wisconsin tax refund, attachment of wages, garnishment, seizure or levy against your property, and/or filing a delinquent tax warrant.  Further, the DOR will add to your account a collection fee of 15% or $35.00, whichever is greater.

If extenuating circumstances make it impossible for you to pay your fine by the due date, please contact the Court to make a payment plan or request an indigency hearing.  At the conclusion of the indigency hearing, if the Court finds that you are indigent (see §814.29(1)(d)), you may request community service in lieu of payment of the judgment.

Juvenile Citations
In Municipal Court, ages 16 and younger are considered juveniles while 17 and older are adults in non-traffic matters.  A parent or guardian must accompany the juvenile to their court date.  If no parent or guardian is in attendance, the Judge will postpone the case.  Juvenile cases are confidential and will be heard in a closed hearing.  When signing in for court, juveniles will be given a card with a letter on it and will be called by this letter rather than being called by name.

All traffic matters for individuals 16 years of age and older will be called by first and last name and be heard in open court.

Operating While Under the Influence &
Operating with Restricted Controlled Substance

Only first offense Operating While Under the Influence (OWI) and Operating with Restricted Controlled Substance (ORCS) citations are heard in Municipal Court.  These appearances are mandatory.  If you are found guilty, the Court is legally obligated to order the following:

  • Forfeiture
  • Revocation of driving privileges for 6-9 months
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID) on refusals and alcohol concentration of .15 or greater
Once your license is revoked, you may be eligible for an Occupational License.  Please see the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) website for more information or click here:  wisconsindot.gov
Operating with Prohibited Alcohol Concentration 

If test results show an alcohol content over the legal limit, you may receive a second citation for Operating with Prohibited Alcohol Concentration (PAC).  Although you can be convicted of both an OWI and PAC, the points and penalties will only be imposed on one of the citations.  The DMV may administratively suspend your driving privileges upon issuance of a PAC citation.  
Refusals

If there was a refusal, you may request a hearing with the Muskego Municipal Court.  The request must be in writing and received within ten (10) days of the issuance of the Notice of Intent to Revoke.  Please refer to the information given to you at the time of your arrest pertaining to procedures.
Ignition Interlock Device

An Ignition Interlock Device (IID) is a mechanism, like a breathalyzer, installed to a motor vehicle's dashboard.  Before the vehicle can be started, the driver must first exhale into the device.  If the breath alcohol concentration analyzed result is greater than the programmed blood alcohol concentration (.02%), the device prevents the engine from starting.

The Court must order (1) the IID installed on every vehicle that is titled or registered in your name AND (2) a restrictriction of your operating privileges to only vehicles equipped with an IID.  The IID restriction period is a minimum of one (1) year.  The one (1) year time period will not begin until either an occupational license is obtained or upon reinstatement of your regular license.   Please see the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) website for more information or click here:  wisconsindot.gov 

There is a list of approved vendors on the DMVs website at:  www.dot.wisconsin.gov/statepatrol/services/chemtest.htm
Jury Trial

If you are charged with OWI, ORCS, and/or PAC, you have a right to request a Jury Trial in Waukesha County Circuit Court.  To secure a Jury Trial, you must file a written request with the City of Muskego Municipal Court within ten (10) days of the Court's receipt of your Not Guilty plea along with a check made payable to Clerk of Court in the amount of $36.00.