On the upper left portion of your citation, it states “Appearance Required:” YES or NO. Failure to appear for a mandatory appearance may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest.
The date, time and location are indicated in the upper left hand corner of your citation. Most traffic and ordinance violations are scheduled for the Hortonville Municipal Court. Criminal traffic citations are referred to the Outagamie Count Circuit Court. The address of the court is provided on your citation.
You must contact the Court PRIOR TO COURT to reschedule. If you fail to appear and fail to contact the court, a default judgement will be entered against you and you will be mailed notification in the mail.
GUILTY: A guilty plea is an admission of the charge you were given. It is an acceptance of the charge as is. This also means that the charge could be used against you civilly.
NOT GUILTY: If you plead NOT GUILTY, you will be scheduled for a pre-trial telephone conference with the Village of Hortonville Prosecuting Attorney Amy Menzel. This conference is conducted to try to come to an agreement/settlement. If an agreement/settlement is not met, then there will be a trial.
NO CONTEST: This plea means that you are not contesting the charge. If you are involved in an incident where you could be charged civilly, the plea of no contest in this court may not be used against you in any other court. This plea can be used for any charge that in our Court.
Mail a check or money order to:
Hortonville Municipal Court
PO BOX 99
Hortonville WI 54944
Drop off your payment (cash, check, money order) in the “Drop Box”. It is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week at the Municipal Building, 531 N. Nash Street Hortonville 54944. It is located in the entrance to the police department on the right hand side.
*You need to have your citation number to make an electronic payment. If you do not have it, contact the Court via email or phone call and you will be provided with that number.
**There is a convenience fee to make an electronic payment
You may request a payment plan. This request can be made by appearing at your scheduled court date and asking the Judge, or you may email the court clerk at [email protected] or call the court clerk 920-779-9542