Welcome to the City of Madison Municipal Court

The City of Madison Municipal Court represents the judicial branch of government and provides a neutral setting for resolving alleged City ordinance violations. We provide friendly and efficient service to all court users, keeping in mind legal and ethical requirements.

The Municipal Court provides a neutral forum for hearing City Ordinance cases, where the penalty includes a forfeiture. The court handles approximately 38,000 cases per year. These are not criminal charges and defendants are not entitled to a free lawyer.

Common cases include:

  • Animal control violations
  • Building code
  • Disorderly conduct
  • First offense drunk driving
  • Health code
  • Parking
  • Traffic
  • Trespass
  • Truancy
  • Underage alcohol