HOW TO PAY A PARKING TICKET
If you wish to stipulate to the violation entered on the face of the citation, which occurred in the City of Racine, Wisconsin, remittance can be made in the amount indicated for the violation pursuant to the City of Racine Ordinances.
BY MAIL: Make your check or money order payable to the City of Racine and write the ticket number and your vehicle license number on your check or money order. Include your name and address on the envelope and on the ticket where indicated below. DO NOT MAIL CASH.
Mail to: City of Racine Parking Violations, 730 Center St. Racine, WI 53403
Payments must be received in our office by the due date to avoid additional penalties.
DROP BOX: Deposit your payment in the drop box at the Racine Police Department, 730 Center Street, Racine, WI. The drop box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
IN PERSON: At the Racine Police Department, 730 Center Street, Racine WI from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
TO CONTEST: Only the registered owner of the vehicle can contest a parking ticket. To contest this ticket, you may request a court appearance at the Racine Police Department, 730 Center Street, Racine, WI 53403-1186, or by mailing a photocopy of your parking ticket and a photocopy of your driver’s license to the
Racine Police Department
730 Center Street
Racine, WI 53403-1186
If you have questions regarding this citation, please call 262-635-7750.
Failure to pay within 14 days of issue date will result in additional penalties. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will suspend your vehicle registration and refuse registration of any of your vehicles if you fail to pay or contest this ticket within 42 days from the issue date.
If you require an interpreter or other accommodation, you must notify the Municipal Court Clerk at least 7 days before your court date.
Late fees will not be added after a "Pre-trial Hearing" has been scheduled, but failure to appear will result in the immediate assessment of all late fees. Suspension of vehicle registration(s) will remain in effect until either the full payment of the citation or you have appeared at the "Pre-trial Hearing."
You must appear in person at the "Pre-trial Hearing", and cannot do this by a letter. At the Pre-trial Hearing you will have the opportunity to discuss the circumstances of the ticket, and to determine whether you will need a Trial. Not all cases go to a Trial.
Failure to appear at your court hearing date or Pre-trial Hearing date may result in a default judgement against you, which may include a money forfeiture, Driver's License suspension, vehicle registration suspension, or the issuance of a Commitment for your arrest.
You may have an attorney help or represent you at any time, but you are not required to do so. The Public Defenders Office does not get involved in this type of case.