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Racine Municipal Codes
Do you have a question or enforcement concern about a City ordinance? You can contact the Racine Police Department below and a staff member will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Respond in a proactive manner to developing legal issues and effectively represent the City's interests in administrative proceedings, litigation, contract matters, eminent domain matters, and all legal matters for which the City Attorney's Office bears responsibility.
The City Attorney staff cannot advise citizens on individual legal rights.
To file a claim against the City download the following form and deliver it to the City Clerks Office.
If you disagree with a parking 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:
Racine Police Department
730 Center Street
Racine, WI 53403-1186
Note: Only the registered owner of the vehicle can contest a parking ticket, although the actual driver may accompany the owner to all Court appearances.
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.
Late fees will not be added after a "Pre-trial Conference" 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.
If you require an interpreter or other accommodation, you must notify the Municipal Court Clerk at least 7 days before your court date.
Failure to appear at your court hearing date or Pre-trial Hearing date may result in a default judgment 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 Defender's Office does not get involved in this type of case.
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