WELCOME to the Genoa City Municipal Court webpage. We hope the information provided here will be beneficial for our visitors!
OFFICE HOURS are Monday and Thursday from 8am to 11am and on court dates from 2pm to 7pm.
COURT IS HELD on the SECOND WEDNESDAY of every month (please check schedule to confirm date), with juvenile matters beginning at 5:00pm, pretrials beginning at 5:30pm and adult matters commencing at 6:00pm.
Trials are scheduled as needed and defendants will be notified of the scheduled trial date either the night of pretrial or by mail. Please make sure this Court has your current mailing address to avoid missing important notices!
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO APPEAR, you may enter a plea by mail. However, if you wish to enter a plea in person and you have an acceptable reason to request a continuance, the continuance will most likely be granted. It is not necessary to request a continuance if you only want time to pay the citation. Your case will be defaulted due to non-appearance and you will automatically be given 60 days in which to pay the citation(s). Typically, the Court will not grant more than one continuance without good cause.
IF YOU MISS YOUR COURT DATE, the Court will either issue a Warrant for your arrest OR enter a No Contest plea on your behalf, whereby you will be found guilty by default due to non-appearance. A Notice of Default will be mailed to your last known address and you will be given 60 days to pay. You may request to have your case reopened by sending a letter to the Court, explaining the reasons the date was missed. The Court will then decide whether to grant or deny your request. Since the citation(s) will have been processed and sent to the State, there is a $50 reopening fee that must be included with the request, which will be refunded if your request is denied.
IF YOU CANNOT PAY IN 60 DAYS, you may ask the Court to set up a payment plan for you. This is done on a case by case basis, depending on your individual circumstances and must be approved by the Judge. If you do not follow the payment plan that you agreed to, the Court may impose the alternative sanction (either drivers license suspension or jail) unless other satisfactory arrangements are made with the Court. The court may also refer collection of your debt using Tax Refund Intercept, Wisconsin Department of Revenue Debt Collection, Wage Garnishment and/or other methods allowed by law.
TO MAKE PAYMENT, you may PAY ONLINE or pay by telephone by calling 1-888-604-7888 (use Pay Location Code: 7158). A non-refundable fee is charged when using this service. You may also pay by mail using the address above. When mailing a payment to the Court, make checks payable to: GENOA CITY MUNICIPAL COURT.
THE COURT IS LOCATED at our NEW ADDRESS: 755 FELLOWS ROAD, in the same building as the Village Hall and Police Department, which is across from Veteran's Memorial Park, near the intersection of Fellows Road and County Road "H". Click HERE for a map provided by Mapquest®.