Municipal Court

Purpose & Function


Municipal courts were created by the governing body of the municipality and have exclusive jurisdiction over actions involving violation of the municipal ordinances adopted from the Wisconsin State Statutes. The court office provides information as well as maintains records of dispositions and payment of forfeitures. With the exception of juveniles, the records are open to the public.

Actual Court Proceedings


Actual Court proceedings are generally held Tuesday afternoons in the:
City of Manitowoc Council Chambers
City Hall
First Floor
900 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Contact


900 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Phone: (920) 686-6920
Fax: (920) 686-6929

Hours


Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 am &
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
with the exception of Tuesday afternoon when court is in session
Initial appearances are scheduled as follows:
  • Traffic offenses 1:00 pm
  • Ordinance violations 1:45 pm

Pretrials


Pretrials are generally held on Tuesday mornings between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am at the: Manitowoc Safety Building
900 Jay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220

Right of Way Information

As of August 1, 2012, any person who receives a citation and is convicted for failure to yield under Wisconsin statute 346.18 will be required to attend a failure to yield right-of-way course. The class can either be taken in person or online.

NON-TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS - ALTERNATIVE PENALTIES



Anyone charged as a juvenile for non-traffic violations should appear in person with a parent. There may be alternatives to a conviction. There are also alternative penalties to first time offenders of underage drinking and possession charges in most cases.

APPEAR IN COURT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS.