Jasmine Fitzgerald (920) 683-4028
Kristy Korinek (920) 683-4497
Intake for criminal traffic misdemeanor charges is held every week on Monday morning (excluding holidays), commencing at 9:30 a.m., before the judge on intake, located on the 2nd floor of the courthouse.
The judges are on a monthly rotation for intake. The Branch 1 judge presides over intake for January, April, July and October. The Branch 2 judge presides over intake for February, May, August, and November. The Branch 3 judge presides over intake for March, June, September and December. Criminal intake hearings are open to the public.
Intake for non-criminal traffic and civil forfeiture violations is held every week on Tuesday morning (excluding holidays), commencing at 11:00 a.m., in the B-15 courtroom, located in the lower level of the courthouse. A court commissioner presides over non-criminal traffic intake. Non-traffic intake is open to the public. (County-every week; State Patrol-every other week; Villages, DNR, Canadian Railroad, and County Planning & Zoning-held on 3rd Tuesday of each month)
If you need an interpreter, you need to advise the Clerk of Court office prior to your scheduled hearing, so arrangements can be made to have an interpreter available for your hearing, or you can complete an Interpreter Request and submit it to the Clerk of Court prior to your scheduled hearing.
The Clerk of Court also has a bilingual Counter Clerk who speaks limited Spanish, who is available to assist our Spanish speaking community either in person or by telephone.
One of our contracted Spanish interpreters has simultaneous interpreting equipment available upon request to provide simultaneous Spanish interpreting for multiple parties at once (i.e. defendant and other family members). The equipment involves the interpreter wearing a headset microphone while the Spanish speaker would wear ear buds or an external ear piece connected to a receiver, which has volume controls.
-When your traffic citations indicates a "mandatory" court appearance, you must appear in person.
-Appearances by telephone are not allowed for mandatory court appearances.
-Requests for adjournment require court approval. You can contact the Traffic Unit at (920)683-4028 or
(920)683-4497 for further assistance.
-Failure to appear for a mandatory court appearance will result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
-We do not accept payment of the bond amount listed on your citation for mandatory court appearances,
because that amount may not be the amount the court assesses as the fine and costs. Payment can be
made after your initial appearance date when the court enters judgment and assesses a fine and costs.
If you mail in payment prior to your initial mandatory court appearance date, it will be returned to you.
If you do not make arrangements to pay your fine by its due date, your failure to pay make subject you to one or more of the following consequences:
The Supreme Court Clerk has prepared a handbook which outlines the basic rules and procedures for the Wisconsin Circuit Court of Appeals. This handbook pertains to civil, small claims and criminal appeals.
Citizens Guide to Filing an Appeal
A manual for filing an appeal to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Rev. 8/2015)
(Note: page 35 of the manual has direct links to each form).
Link for the required forms for filing an Appeal in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals.
Wisconsin Supreme Court and Court of Appeals
Website for contact information and FAQ.
Did you know that you can monitor the status of a Court of Appeals case online? Simply go to Court of Appeals, click "I Agree", enter the Court of Appeals case number, then click "Search."
OWI, Ignition Interlock Vehicle Exemption Information
Manitowoc County general and procedural information pertaining to the OWI law, court ordered ignition interlock, and vehicle exemption.
Basic Instructions for Submitting Petition for Ignition Interlock Vehicle Exemptions
Manitowoc County instructional information
Petition for Ignition Interlock Vehicle Exemptions
Manitowoc County form
Order for Ignition Interlock Vehicle Exemptions
Manitowoc County form
Order for Ignition Interlock Exemptions (MV-3617 VOIDED)
This sample MV-3617 form is provided strictly for the purpose of allowing you to gather and compile the necessary information to complete the Order. However, you will need to transfer all information to an official Form MV-3617, which can be obtained from the Clerk of Court, which will contain a section for the Court's signature. THIS SAMPLE FORM IS NOT INTENDED FOR FILING.
GF-241 Confidential Disclosure of Protected Information (Word fillable format) - complete to redact your driver's license number from public disclosure
Basic Instructions for Submitting Petition for Half-Priced Ignition Interlock Device
Manitowoc County instructional information
Petition for Half-Priced Ignition Interlock Device (TR-305)
Order for Half-Priced Ignition Interlock Device (TR-309)
New OAR/OAS statewide guidelines for the State of Wisconsin.
OWI Sentencing Guidelines
District 4 guidelines (revised January 2017)
OWI & Related Alcohol and Drug Penalties
Reflects driving consequences if act is committed in Wisconsin or in another jurisdiction, and how it affects an occupational license.
You can now sign up to receive text message reminders for upcoming court hearings.
Drop off or mail completed form to Clerk of Court office.
·Messages will be sent at 6:00 p.m. two days prior to any scheduled court activity
·Messages will not be sent on holidays or weekends
·Ad Hoc messaging can be done by court staff to advise parties of cancellations
·Text messages are supplemental notifications, provided as a convenience for customers
who elect the service
Complete form legibly, including case number(s). Address will be changed only on cases
indicated. Clerk of Court requires all address changes to be given in writing. Submit completed
form to Clerk of Court in person, by mail or by fax.
Not Guilty Letter
Submit completed form to Clerk of Court in person, by mail or by fax prior to initial appearance court date.
Motion to Reopen Traffic Forfeiture (TR-310) to request a traffic forfeiture case to be reopened
(20 days from trial date or 6 months from initial appearance date)
Order on Motion to Reopen Traffic Forfeiture (TR-311) court order granting or denying request to reopen
Recommended Guidelines for Court Exhibits (Manitowoc County policy)
Informational resource to provide direction for effectively managing court exhibits at trial
Manitowoc County Local Court Rules for county specific traffic procedure information
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Check driving reinstatement eligibility and reinstate online.
Traffic Deposit/Bail Bond Schedule
2018 Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule.
DNR Deposit/Bail Bond Schedule
2017 State of Wisconsin Revised Uniform Deposit and Bail Schedule for DNR Violations.
It is the policy of Manitowoc County to comply with the equal opportunity policy and standards of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, the Department of Health Services and the Department of Workforce Development and all applicable state and federal statutes and regulations relating to nondiscrimination in employment and service delivery.