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Accepted Payments

We only accept citations issued by the City of Madison. You may not make a payment for citations issued by anyone else, such as the Sheriff's Department, UW Police, City of Fitchburg Police, Town of Madison Police, Wisconsin State Patrol, Village of Maple Bluff Police, etc.

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Convenience Fee

There is a 2.75% convenience fee on all credit or debit card transactions. There is no fee on checking or savings account (eCheck) transactions. Payment can also be made by mail or in person at the Municipal Court Office. Please see Ways to Make Municipal Court Payments for information on paying in person or by mail, or requesting more time to pay or a payment plan.

Applying Payments

Payments are reported to the Municipal Court by approximately 3:45 p.m. the following business day after the payment is made online. If you need to have the payment applied more quickly than that, you will need to pay in person at the Municipal Court office. If your driver's license has been suspended, you will need to wait an additional 72 hours for the release to clear at the Department of Motor Vehicles before you reinstate your license.

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