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To help facilitate the removal of ice and snow from city streets during the winter months, the City has adopted seasonal parking ordinances. If it is necessary for you to leave a vehicle on the street between 1:00 AM and 7:00 AM from November 15 to March 15 of each year, park it on the even numbered side of the street on even numbered calendar days and likewise, park on the odd numbered side on odd numbered calendar days. To help ensure compliance, this ordinance is regularly enforced throughout the season. Click here for more information on Seasonal Night Parking.
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Middleton Police Department
7341 Donna Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Emergency - Call or Text 911
Non-emergency - Call or Text (608)824-7300
TDD Communications - (608)824-7300 or 911
Confidential Tipster Line - 608-824-7304
Administrative Office - (608)824-7305
Records - (608)824-7360
Fax - 608-833-9990
Middleton Municipal Court ~ 7341 Donna Drive ~ Middleton, WI, 53562 ~ (608)824-7370
If you wish to plead not guilty, you may do this by mail without appearing in court on the date set forth on your citation. Mail the plea to the address at the top of the page. Include the charge, the date you were scheduled to appear, the ticket number, your current mailing address and your phone number. This must be received by the date on your citation. A court date for a pretrial conference will be mailed to you. You will have to appear at the pretrial conference.
If you do not contest the citation you may send the deposit amount prior to your court date. If a deposit is posted and you do not appear in court, you will be found guilty, and the deposit money posted will be forfeited. Click here for payment options.
If you don't deposit money and you also fail to appear in court, a judgement will be entered against you for the amount of the ticket. You will be allowed 60 days to pay. If you do not pay within 60 days you may be committed to jail, or your license will be suspended for failure to pay. There is a $50.00 reinstatement fee after suspension.
The date on your citation is the date of your initial appearance. An initial appearance is your opportunity to enter a plea to the charge. You may plead guilty, not guilty or no contest. THE INITIAL APPEARANCE IS NOT THE TRIAL DATE. If you plead guilty or no contest, the court will find you guilty and the matter will be resolved at the initial appearance. If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for a pretrial conference at a later date.
Yes. If you do not appear in court, the court will enter a judgement against you for the amount of the ticket. You will then be allowed 60 days to pay. If you do not pay within 60 days you may be committed to jail, or your license will be suspended for failure to pay. There is a $50.00 reinstatement fee after suspension. Click here for payment options.
You may plead not guilty by appearing in court on the date on your citation, or by entering a not guilty plea in writing by mail prior to the court date. mail the written plea of not guilty to the address at the top of this page and include the charge, the date you were scheduled to appear, the ticket number, your current mailing address and phone number. This must be received by the date on your citation. After you plead not guilty, the case will be scheduled for a pretrial conference. You must attend the pretrial conference. If the case is not settled at the pretrial conference, the case will be scheduled for a trial where all parties must appear.
If you are found guilty of a traffic violation, your driving record may be charged with demerit points. The court will not determine the number of points assessed against your driving record. The court will merely report the conviction to the Division of Motor Vehicles and the division will assess the number of points against your record, depending on the charge. The following point schedule lists common traffic violations. Other violations not listed may carry points. If you accumulate 12 points against your driving record within a 12 month period by date of violations, your license will be suspended or revoked.
This payment information does not apply to debt at Collections. If you know the debt is at collections, call the H.E. Stark Collection Agency at (608) 274-7764 to get pay off amount(s) and/or setup payment arrangement(s).
Payment of parking citations for the City of Middleton must be paid through the Middleton Police Department and not through the Court. Parking citations can be paid online, in person, by mail, drop box or over the phone at (608)824.7362.
In Person: You may pay by cash, check or money order. Credit/Debit cards (Visa, MasterCard & Discover) are also accepted with a convenience fee. Please make checks payable to "City of Middleton."
By Mail: You may pay by check or money order by mail. Make checks payable to "City of Middleton." Include your name & citation number. Payments should be sent to:
Middleton Municipal Court
7341 Donna Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Online: Citation payments can be made online by credit or debit card through Payment Service Network.
To pay a PARKING CITATION, click here.
To pay any other MUNICIPAL/TRAFFIC citation, click here.
NOTE: Payment Service Network assesses a convenience fee for credit or debit card payments.
Phone: Credit and debit card payments can be made by phone through Payment Service Network by calling 866-917-7368 and selecting option 1. Payment Service Network assesses a convenience fee for credit or debit card payments.
The Middleton City Council has enacted a number of ordinances which, although not totally unique, may be new to you. The most commonly encountered are the following:
Outdoor Grilling: Per Fire Code 10.11.6, for other than one and two family dwellings, no hibachi, grill, or other similar devices used for cooking, heating, or any other purpose shall be used or kindled on any balcony, under any overhanging portion, or within 10ft (3m) of any structure.
Animal Control: All dogs and cats must be restrained by a leash when off the premises of the owner, and they are not allowed in city parks and convening areas. Dogs and cats must be licensed and vaccinated against rabies. A license may be purchased from the City Clerk.
Discharging and Carrying of Firearms: Persons other than police officers are prohibited from discharging a firearm within the City. No person under the age of 18 may possess a firearm or ammunition for a firearm unless accompanied by a parent or guardian. The definition of a firearm under this ordinance includes BB guns, pellet guns, etc.
Minors Under Fifteen: It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of fifteen (15) to be upon the streets or alleys or other public areas in the City between the hours of 10:00pm and 5:00am Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Minors Over Fifteen and Under Eighteen: It shall be unlawful for any person fifteen (15) years of age and over and under the age of eighteen (18) years to be upon the streets or alleys or other public areas in the City between the hours of 11:00pm and 5:00am Sunday through Thursday and between the hours of 12:00am and 5:00am Friday and Saturday, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
The provisions of this subsection not apply if:
No parent or legal guardian shall knowingly permit their child or ward to be on the streets, alleys or other public areas in the City of Middleton in violation of these subsections.
Alternate Parking: See Seasonal Parking below.
Bicycle Registration Click here to read the local ordinance and register your bicycle(s) for free.
Snow and Ice Removal: City Ordinance says that the owner, occupant or person in charge of each building, structure or unoccupied lot in the City fronting or abutting a street shall remove snow and ice from the sidewalk, including handicap ramps (the ramps between the sidewalk and the street) as well as from any fire hydrant adjacent to such building, structure or unoccupied lot. The snow and/or ice must be removed from the entire width of the sidewalk and handicap ramps and from fire hydrants within 24 hours following the end of the snowfall. If ice cannot be removed immediately, it shall be sprinkled with salt, sand or combination thereof until it can be removed. Snow shall be removed from fire hydrants to a point no higher than four (4) inches below the lowest outlet. No person may deposit snow or ice from private property or sidewalks, upon the sidewalk, roadway or street, or cause or order the same to be done.
On Street Parking: Vehicles or trailers cannot be parked on a public street for longer than 24 hours. For your own protection and the safe movement of traffic, we urge you to use off street parking whenever possible. Wisconsin law prohibits parking "against traffic" on all streets and highways.
Click here to view all City Ordinances for the City of Middleton.
There is at least one officer assigned to each of the 3 patrol districts 24 hours a day. To contact an officer assigned to your district, please visit our neighborhood officer page or call the police department dispatcher at 608-824-7300.
Copies of police reports may be available from our Records Department during normal business hours, 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Incidents assigned for follow up investigation, or when citations have been issued or charges have been referred to the District Attorney’s Office may not be available until a later time.
Inquiries may be made via phone to the Records Department by calling 608-824-7360 or by sending an email. There is a charge of 25 cents per page for printed reports. In addition, a location fee may be charged if the cost to locate the record(s) in question is $50.00 or more. All requests will be processed as soon as practical and without delay. Most requests are satisfied within ten business days.
Click here to view our Public Records Notice (PDF).
Public fingerprinting services for the general public for jobs, professional licenses and other requirements are SUSPENDED INDEFINITELY effective December 16, 2022. If you are in need of this service, you can check with other area law enforcement agencies or visit FieldPrintWisconsin.com to search for other non-law enforcement options.