Parking Regulations & Payment Options
Paying a Parking Ticket
At this time, we do not accept online payment. However, you can mail in your payment, pay in person 24/7 with cash, check or credit card, or transact a credit card payment over the phone 24/7 by calling (262) 567-4401.
Winter Street Parking Regulations
Winter street parking is in effect from December 1 to March 1, meaning no vehicles may be parked on any city street from 2:00 am to 5:00 am. (City Ord 7.03 (2)).
Overnight Municipal Lot Parking
To park overnight in one of the six municipal downtown lots you need to obtain permission by the Police Department at (262) 567-4401 or you need to purchase a monthly parking permit. The 2023 monthly parking permit fee is $30 plus tax and is available at the Police Department between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm. Permit parking is lot and vehicle specific and only one permit per vehicle owner is allowed.
There are limited permit parking spaces in the municipal lots and they are issued on a first come, first served basis. (City Ord 7.03 (10)(c)).
All downtown taverns have temporary parking passes for their patrons who prefer to leave their car in a municipal lot after bar hours. The pass must be visible on the driver's side windshield, the pass must be returned to the issuing tavern. The pass is only valid until 8:00 am that morning.
Daytime Municipal Lot Parking
The five municipal downtown lots are posted for specific time periods. Parking for longer periods may result in a parking fine.
|Municipal Parking Lots||Location|
|Campus Lot||221 W Wisconsin Avenue|
|Veterans Memorial Lot||202 N Lake Street|
|Fowler Lake Lot||120 St Paul Street|
|Legion Lot||128 W Wisconsin Avenue|
|Collins Street Lot||120 Cross Street|
Parking Ticket Fees
The current fine for a parking ticket is $30 and $153 for a handicap space violation. A penalty is assessed for repeat offenders parking in a municipal lot. (City Ord 7.03(10)(e))
There is a notice on the bottom of your parking ticket informing you of the penalties assessed for nonpayment. If, after 28 days from issuance, your ticket is still unpaid, an order to suspend your vehicle registration will be submitted to the Department of Transportation.
Contesting a Parking Ticket
A photocopy of your identification is necessary for the issuance of a municipal citation should you decide to contest your parking ticket. Your citation will be processed and placed on Lake Country Municipal Court's docket within 30 to 45 days of issuance.
For further information, please contact the police support specialist's office at (262) 567-4401.
Call (262) 567-4401 anytime to report your disabled vehicle on a city street or to request permission for street or municipal lot parking. We do not have the authority to grant permission to park or leave your vehicle on private property - you must obtain that permission directly from the property owner.
If you have any questions regarding street or municipal lot parking, please contact the police support specialist’s office at (262) 567-4401.