• Municipal Court
  • Municipal Court Payments
  • Preparing For Your Court Appearance
  • Wisconsin Non-Traffic Citation and Complaint

Normal Hours
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 Noon
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed National Holidays

Municipal Court
1905 Hall Avenue - City Hall
Marinette, WI 54143
715-732-5125 Phone
715-732-5136 Fax
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

INITIAL APPEARANCES are generally held the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Operating While under Influence cases are heard at 8:00 a.m.

Municipal Court Clerk, Patricia Linczeski
Municipal Court Clerk, Cindy Hagert
Municipal Judge, Carl Mercier, by appointment only.

City Attorney, Jonathan Sbar, by appointment only.
Only cases with a written NOT GUILTY are turned over to our city attorney.

 

 

Payment options to the Municipal Court:

Payments are accepted at Marinette Municipal Court during regular business hours. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, credit/debit card. Service Fees Apply.

You may use the overnight deposit box located by the post office. DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH.

You may also pay online or by phone with the credit card company listed below. There is an additional fee for this service and the company will send a check to the court so your payment will not be credited for 3-5 working days after payment is made.

  • Call (888)604-7888 24 hours a day and make your payment over the phone; fee 4.75% 
  • Visit this website: www.govpaynow.com by following this link and use Pay Location Code 5001
  • Fee is 3.5%

If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Municipal Court at (715)732-5125

DO NOT PAY PARKING TICKETS HERE.  Contact Marinette Police Department at (715)732-5200.

PREPARING FOR YOUR COURT APPEARANCE

When you appear in Marinette Municipal Court, you are being charged with violating a City Ordinance or a State of Wisconsin Statute as adopted by the City of Marinette. You have a right to enter a plea of either Guilty, No Contest, or Not Guilty to the charge.

A Guilty or No Contest plea means you are not contesting the charge and the court may find you guilty. If you are involved in the type of arrest where you may be sued civilly (for example, an accident), the fact that you plead No Contest in the court means that plea may not be used against you in any other action or in any other court concerning this case. If you plead Guilty, that is what is called an admission against interest which can, and may, be used against you civilly. It is very important that you understand the difference. You may plead No Contest to any charge in this court.

If you plead Not Guilty you are contesting the case and are asking the court to schedule a trial. You will have the opportunity before the trial date to hold a pretrial conference with the City Attorney to attempt to work out an agreement. If you do not schedule a pretrial conference or call at your appointed time you will be found guilty. If you do not reach an agreement with the City Attorney you will be schedule for a trial.

You may send or bring to the court office a written plea of Not Guilty anytime before the scheduled initial court appearance if you are going to plead not guilty. Please tell the court you are entering a plea of Not Guilty to (reference the citation number and offense name), date the letter, sign it and print your correct mailing address & phone number. You may also send a not guilty plea to the court by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Court may order one (1) day in jail for every $50.00 owed if you do not pay your fine.  The Court may also suspend your driving privileges for failure to pay traffic violations.

If there is a suspension of your drivers license, in order to reinstate, you must first pay your citation in full then go to the DOT website or Department of Motor Vehicles and pay them $60.00 and reinstate your operating privileges.

In addition to the above, this court shall also certify this debt with the Wisconsin Department Debt Collection and/or a collection agency.

If you have any questions, please call this court at (715)732-5125.

 

 

Wisconsin Non-Traffic Citation and Complaint

Mandatory Appearance?
If your citation is marked as a mandatory court appearance, you MUST appear in court.

If you wish to dispute the citation, you must either appear in court or enter a Not Guilty plea by mail before your court date. You may do so even if you have already paid the deposit or posted a bond. If you cannot pay in full by the court date listed on your citation. You must appear in court to make payment arrangements with the Judge. The court will provide information about scheduling a Pretrial Conference with the City Attorney.
Please include either:

  • a photocopy of your citation, OR
  • your correct name and mailing address, citation number, court appearance date listed on the citation, offense, and arresting police agency.

These should be mailed to the court address 1905 Hall Avenue - City Hall, Marinette, WI, 54143. The court will schedule another court date and/or a trial before the Judge without a jury.

If you do not wish to dispute the citation, simply mail in the deposit amount on the citation by the court date, with a statement saying you do not wish to contest the citation.
Please include either:

  • a photocopy of your citation, OR
  • your correct name and mailing address, citation number, court appearance date listed on the citation, offense, and arresting police agency.

Make check payable to the clerk of court and mail it to the court address 1905 Hall Avenue - City Hall, Marinette, WI, 54143. You do not need to appear.
The court will either:

  • accept your non-appearance as a plea of No Contest, find you Guilty and keep the deposit amount as payment for your citation OR
  • decline to accept the deposit and order you to appear in court by summons or warrant.

If you do nothing, the court may either:

  • issue a warrant for your arrest, OR
  • issue a summons for you to appear in court, OR
  • find you Guilty for failing to appear in court and order you to pay the forfeiture and costs imposed by the court OR
  • turn your debt over to the Wisconsin State Debt Collection Agency.

If you need a payment plan, you must appear in Municipal Court and set up payment arrangements with the Judge.

 

 

  • Municipal Court +

    Normal Hours
    Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m.- 12:00 Noon
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Closed National Holidays

    Municipal Court
    1905 Hall Avenue - City Hall
    Marinette, WI 54143
    715-732-5125 Phone
    715-732-5136 Fax
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    INITIAL APPEARANCES are generally held the 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
    Operating While under Influence cases are heard at 8:00 a.m.

    Municipal Court Clerk, Patricia Linczeski
    Municipal Court Clerk, Cindy Hagert
    Municipal Judge, Carl Mercier, by appointment only.

    City Attorney, Jonathan Sbar, by appointment only.
    Only cases with a written NOT GUILTY are turned over to our city attorney.

     

     

  • Municipal Court Payments +

    Payment options to the Municipal Court:

    Payments are accepted at Marinette Municipal Court during regular business hours. Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, credit/debit card. Service Fees Apply.

    You may use the overnight deposit box located by the post office. DO NOT DEPOSIT CASH.

    You may also pay online or by phone with the credit card company listed below. There is an additional fee for this service and the company will send a check to the court so your payment will not be credited for 3-5 working days after payment is made.

    • Call (888)604-7888 24 hours a day and make your payment over the phone; fee 4.75% 
    • Visit this website: www.govpaynow.com by following this link and use Pay Location Code 5001
    • Fee is 3.5%

    If you have any questions regarding this service, please contact Municipal Court at (715)732-5125

    DO NOT PAY PARKING TICKETS HERE.  Contact Marinette Police Department at (715)732-5200.

  • Preparing For Your Court Appearance +

    PREPARING FOR YOUR COURT APPEARANCE

    When you appear in Marinette Municipal Court, you are being charged with violating a City Ordinance or a State of Wisconsin Statute as adopted by the City of Marinette. You have a right to enter a plea of either Guilty, No Contest, or Not Guilty to the charge.

    A Guilty or No Contest plea means you are not contesting the charge and the court may find you guilty. If you are involved in the type of arrest where you may be sued civilly (for example, an accident), the fact that you plead No Contest in the court means that plea may not be used against you in any other action or in any other court concerning this case. If you plead Guilty, that is what is called an admission against interest which can, and may, be used against you civilly. It is very important that you understand the difference. You may plead No Contest to any charge in this court.

    If you plead Not Guilty you are contesting the case and are asking the court to schedule a trial. You will have the opportunity before the trial date to hold a pretrial conference with the City Attorney to attempt to work out an agreement. If you do not schedule a pretrial conference or call at your appointed time you will be found guilty. If you do not reach an agreement with the City Attorney you will be schedule for a trial.

    You may send or bring to the court office a written plea of Not Guilty anytime before the scheduled initial court appearance if you are going to plead not guilty. Please tell the court you are entering a plea of Not Guilty to (reference the citation number and offense name), date the letter, sign it and print your correct mailing address & phone number. You may also send a not guilty plea to the court by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The Court may order one (1) day in jail for every $50.00 owed if you do not pay your fine.  The Court may also suspend your driving privileges for failure to pay traffic violations.

    If there is a suspension of your drivers license, in order to reinstate, you must first pay your citation in full then go to the DOT website or Department of Motor Vehicles and pay them $60.00 and reinstate your operating privileges.

    In addition to the above, this court shall also certify this debt with the Wisconsin Department Debt Collection and/or a collection agency.

    If you have any questions, please call this court at (715)732-5125.

     

     

  • Wisconsin Non-Traffic Citation and Complaint +

    Wisconsin Non-Traffic Citation and Complaint

    Mandatory Appearance?
    If your citation is marked as a mandatory court appearance, you MUST appear in court.

    If you wish to dispute the citation, you must either appear in court or enter a Not Guilty plea by mail before your court date. You may do so even if you have already paid the deposit or posted a bond. If you cannot pay in full by the court date listed on your citation. You must appear in court to make payment arrangements with the Judge. The court will provide information about scheduling a Pretrial Conference with the City Attorney.
    Please include either:

    • a photocopy of your citation, OR
    • your correct name and mailing address, citation number, court appearance date listed on the citation, offense, and arresting police agency.

    These should be mailed to the court address 1905 Hall Avenue - City Hall, Marinette, WI, 54143. The court will schedule another court date and/or a trial before the Judge without a jury.

    If you do not wish to dispute the citation, simply mail in the deposit amount on the citation by the court date, with a statement saying you do not wish to contest the citation.
    Please include either:

    • a photocopy of your citation, OR
    • your correct name and mailing address, citation number, court appearance date listed on the citation, offense, and arresting police agency.

    Make check payable to the clerk of court and mail it to the court address 1905 Hall Avenue - City Hall, Marinette, WI, 54143. You do not need to appear.
    The court will either:

    • accept your non-appearance as a plea of No Contest, find you Guilty and keep the deposit amount as payment for your citation OR
    • decline to accept the deposit and order you to appear in court by summons or warrant.

    If you do nothing, the court may either:

    • issue a warrant for your arrest, OR
    • issue a summons for you to appear in court, OR
    • find you Guilty for failing to appear in court and order you to pay the forfeiture and costs imposed by the court OR
    • turn your debt over to the Wisconsin State Debt Collection Agency.

    If you need a payment plan, you must appear in Municipal Court and set up payment arrangements with the Judge.

     

     

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