Municipal Court

The Port Washington Police Department, along with several other area police departments, utilizes the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court system. If you have been issued a citation by the Port Washington Police Department, below are the steps you need to follow to take care of your citation. If you have been issued a citation by any other police or sheriff's department, you need to contact that department to find out how to take care of your citation. Contact information for other departments is located here.

The date and time written on your citation is the initial court date.

If you have any questions after reading the following information, please call the Mid-Moraine Muncipal Court office at 262-334-5700.

Entering a Plea - NO CONTEST or GUILTY

If you do not wish to contest your citation, fill out and print the form located here, or use the one in the pamphlet that was given to you at the time the citation was issued. Mark "guilty or no contest" on the form and mail it to:

Mid-Moraine Municipal Court
1625 E. Washington St., Suite 100
West Bend, WI 53095

If you are required to appear in court, or if you wish to appear in court to plead "guilty" or "no contest" before the Municipal Judge, you must appear at the following location on the date and time noted on your citation:

Port Washington City Hall
100 W. Grand Avenue
Port Washington, WI 53074

Please refer to the payment information section below on how to pay for your citation. After making payment on your citation, the process is finished.

Entering a Plea - NOT GUILTY

If you enter a plea of not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a Pretrial Conference with the prosecuting attorney. If the case is not resolved at the Pretrial Conference, the case will then be scheduled for a Trial to the Court. Be advised that if you plead not guilty, your case will not be heard at the initial court date that was written on your citation; instead, you will be given a new court date. All Pretrial Conferences are MANDATORY COURT APPEARANCES.

To plead not guilty, you need to do ONE of the following:

  1. Fill out and print the form located here, or use the one in the pamphlet that was given to you at the time the citation was issued. Mark "not guilty" on the form and mail it to:

    Mid-Moraine Municipal Court
    1625 E. Washington St., Suite 100
    West Bend, WI 53095

    This form must be received no later than one day prior to the court date written on your citation.

    If you would rather fax the form directly to court, the fax number is 262-334-7771. Again, this form must be received no later than one day prior to the court date written on your citation. You will be notified of your new court date via the U. S. Mail, approximately one week after the intial court appearance date that appears on your citation. DO NOT APPEAR FOR COURT ON THE DATE WRITTEN ON YOUR CITATION. You will be notified by mail when to appear for court.

  2. Go to the Mid-Moraine Muncipal Court administrative office, located at the address above, and complete a Not Guilty Plea form and you will receive a new court date immediately.

  3. Appear at the following location on the date and time written on your citation:

    Port Washington City Hall
    100 W. Grand Avenue
    Port Washington, WI 53074

    You will receive a new court date at that time.

ADA COMPLIANCE: The Mid-Moraine Muncipal Court does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate disabled individuals in need of customer service. For more information or to request assistance, please call 262-334-5700 or write a letter to Mid-Moraine Municipal Court.

Operating While Intoxicated/Operating With a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration Citations

If you have been charged with a violation of Operating While Intoxicated or Operating With a Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, you are entitled to a Jury Trial on a plea of not guilty. You must file a written request for a jury trial within ten (10) days of your initial court date. You must also pay the required jury fee and post the bond amount noted on your citation. If you fail to comply according to Wisconsin Statutes, your case will be scheduled for a Pretrial Conference and then a Trial to the Court if the case is not resolved at the Pretrial Conference.

Payment Information

If you are mailing your payment to the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court, make your check or money order payable to "Municipal Court". If paying in person, you can pay with a check, money order or cash. Credit card payments are taken through KEP Safe Solutions and there is a fee for using this service. To charge the amount you owe on your credit card, please call 1-855-537-7233. You may also visit the KEP Safe Solutions website at www.KEPSafeSolutions.com.

If the citation you received includes restitution (as in the case of issuance of worthless check, retail theft, theft, or property damage), you will not be allowed to make payment by check.

All payments and/or correspondence must be sent to:

Mid-Moraine Municipal Court
1625 E. Washington St., Suite 100
West Bend, WI 53095