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Any party that does not wish to appear in person may request that an appearance by telephone be scheduled. Simply call the Clerk of Municipal Court at (262) 653 – 4220 prior to the scheduled hearing to request the hearing be conducted by phone. If approved and an appearance is scheduled by phone, the defendant will provide a valid phone number for the court to call. The court will schedule a date and time for the call, and at the scheduled day and time the court will call the defendant at the number provided. The defendant must remain available to receive the call for at least one hour, beginning at the time the call is scheduled. The call from the court will appear as a blocked or private number on caller I.D. The defendant must answer the call. If a defendant should miss the call, the defendant should contact the Clerk of Municipal Court immediately, as failure to answer the call will result in the Defendant being found guilty by default. For more information please click HERE


Mission Statement:

The City of Kenosha Municipal Court adjudicates all non-criminal traffic and local ordinance violations in the City of Kenosha. Seventy-Five percent of the cases that are heard are traffic related while the remaining twenty-five percent involve city ordinance violations. Municipal Court is in session every weekday morning from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Initial appearances are scheduled each morning. Indigence hearings, motions to suppress evidence, motions to reopen, and motions to modify a sentence are scheduled on Monday mornings. Most Juvenile matters are heard on Tuesday mornings. Trials to the court are heard Wednesday through Friday. Each year the Municipal Judge conducts approximately 150 trials and 1,000 other hearings. Overall, the Municipal Court handles between 15,000 – 20,000 citations annually.

Contact Info
  • Phone: 262.653.4220
  • Email:
  • Office:625 52nd Street Room 97
    Kenosha, Wisconsin 53140
  • Hours: Monday-Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Department Leadership

Municipal Court Judge Michael Easton

Michael Easton
Municipal Court Judge