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Municipal Court Procedures

  • Masks are optional
  • Our courtroom will be set-up to maintain proper social distancing.
  • We encourage payment of fines and court costs at the time of the initial appearance.
    • Additionally, payments can be made electronically with a check or card via the online bill pay option "Online Bill Pay".
    • Payments can be made in our drop box 24/7
    • Payments can be mailed to Hortonville Municipal Court, PO Box 99, Hortonville WI 54944
  • If anyone is immunocompromised or concerned about the in-person platform for court, they must contact the court prior to their scheduled court appearance to make other arrangements.  Reasonable accommodations will be made.

Municipal Judge

Peter J. Olk

Term Ends: 4/30/2027

Hortonville Municipal Court, conducts initial appearances the first Wednesday of every month at 5:00 PM in the Community Center (Room on the left side of the Municipal Court office) 531 N. Nash St. Hortonville WI 54944.

  • 5:00 p.m. Juvenile & OWI
  • 6:00 p.m. Traffic & Ordinance Violations

Trial dates are listed in the link above.  Trials are held as needed.

If you received a citation, the date of your initial appearance is listed on the upper left corner.

If you are unable to attend your court appearance or if you have any other questions, contact the court,


Please call or email any questions/concerns to the Court Clerk:

Phone: (920) 779-9542

Email: [email protected]

Municipal Court Dates

Initial Appearance Court Dates

Trial Dates

January 3, 2024


February 7, 2024

February 14, 2024

March 6, 2024


April 3, 2024


May 1, 2024

May 8, 2024

June 5, 2024


July 3, 2024


August 7, 2024

August 14, 2024

September 4, 2024


October 2, 2024


November 6, 2024

November 13, 2024

December 4, 2024


Municipal Court FAQs

Click Here to get a form for a Plea Agreement

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.  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


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.

Make an electronic payment via check or debit/credit card online at Online Payments Click on then “PAY VILLAGE BILLS”.

*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.

  1. Your driver’s license may be suspended until your fine is paid in full or for one year
  2. Your debt may be referred to the Department of Revenue State Debt Collection program
  3. A warrant may be issued for your arrest