City of Marion, Wisconsin 


Northern Waupaca County Joint Municipal Court

The Northern Waupaca County Joint Municipal Court is a multi-jurisdictional municipal court. It serves the Cities of Clintonville, Manawa, and Marion and the Villages of Iola and Ogdensburg.

The court has exclusive jurisdiction and provides a neutral forum for hearing ordinance and civil traffic cases, where the penalty includes a forfieture. The court hears both adult and juvenile cases. Juvenile cases are confidential, except traffic violatons. The court does not hear criminal cases and defendants are not entitled to a court appointed or free lawyer.  However, you may retain your own attorney at your expense to respresent you. The judge can issue arrest warrants for nonpayment of forfietures or failure to appear in court. The court's decorum and procedures are dictated by Wisconsin State Statutes, the State Supreme Court rules, and a Code of Judicial Conduct.

In municipal court, there are no jury trials; all cases are decided by the municipal judge. Except those cases involving first offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or a drug and operating a motor vehicle with a prohibited alcohol or drug concentration. Those wanting to preserve their right to a jury trial in these cases must contact the Office of the Municipal Court Clerk prior to their initial court appearance. 

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Notice: The information contained within this website is provided as a public service. While the website is about legal issues, it is not legal advice. Moreover, neither the court nor law enforcement can provide legal advice.  Due to the rapidly changing nature of the law and reliance on outside sources for this information, contact the Office of the Municipal Court Clerk to verify the accuracy and reliability of the information contained on this website.  (Revision 05/20/2007)