Purpose & FunctionMunicipal 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 ProceedingsActual Court proceedings are generally held Wednesday morning in the:
City of Manitowoc Council Chambers
900 Quay St.
Manitowoc, WI 54220
Initial appearances are scheduled as follows:
- Traffic offenses 8:30 am
- Ordinance violations 9:15 am
Pre-trialsAt this time Pre-trials are being scheduled to be held by telephone on the first Tuesday of each month between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.
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 PENALTIESAnyone 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.