Forfeiture penalty. The penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be a forfeiture as herein provided, together with court costs and fees prescribed by § 814.63(1) and (2) or 814.65(1), Wis. Stats., the penalty assessment for moving traffic violations and the driver improvement surcharge imposed by §§ 757.05 and 346.655, Wis. Stats., where applicable. Payment of the judgment and applicable court costs, fees, assessments and surcharges may be suspended by the sentencing court for not more than 60 days. Any person 18 years of age or older who shall fail to pay the amount of the forfeiture, court costs, any penalty assessment or driver surcharge or other penalty imposed for violation of any provision of this chapter may, upon order of the court entering judgment therefor and having jurisdiction of the case, be imprisoned until such forfeiture, costs and assessment are paid, but not exceeding 90 days.
By court. Nothing herein shall preclude or affect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authorities granted by the Wisconsin Statutes to suspend or revoke the operating privileges of the defendant or order the defendant to submit to assessment and rehabilitation programs or to attend traffic safety school in addition to payment of a monetary penalty or in lieu of imprisonment.
By municipality. No person who has been convicted of a violation of any provision of this chapter shall be issued a license or permit by the City, except a dog license, until the forfeiture imposed for such violation and any penalty assessment, court costs and fees or surcharge is paid.
Forfeitures for violation of uniform traffic regulations. Forfeitures for violations of any moving traffic regulation set forth in the Wisconsin Statutes adopted by reference in § 394-1 shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for violations of the comparable Wisconsin Statute, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses; provided, however, that this subsection shall not be construed to permit prosecution under this chapter for an offense described in Chs. 341 to 349, Wis. Stats., for which an imprisonment penalty or fine may be imposed upon the defendant.
Forfeitures for parking violations.
Forfeitures for uniform statewide parking, stopping and standing offenses. Minimum and maximum forfeitures for violation of nonmoving traffic regulations adopted by reference in § 394-1 as described in Chs. 341 to 349, Wis. Stats., shall be as found in the current edition of the Revised Uniform State Traffic Deposit Schedule, as from time to time in effect after adoption by the Wisconsin Judicial Conference.
Penalty for other parking violations. The penalty for all other parking violations not included under Subsection D(1) above shall be a forfeiture of $25. Parking in handicapped zone violations shall be per state statute. In addition, vehicles parked in violation of § 394-16 may be towed away at the owner's expense if, in the discretion of the Chief of Police of the City of Glenwood City, Wisconsin, the removal of said vehicle is required for the orderly removal of snow by City crews.
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How enforced. This chapter shall be enforced in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes and this section.
Applicable court procedures. Except where otherwise specifically provided by the laws of the State of Wisconsin or this Code, the traffic regulations in this Code shall be enforced in Circuit Court in accordance with the provisions of § 345.20(2)(b) and Ch. 800, Wis. Stats.
Uniform citation and complaint. The Wisconsin uniform traffic citation and complaint described and defined in the Wisconsin Statutes shall be used for enforcement of all provisions of this chapter except those provisions which describe or define nonmoving traffic violations and violation of §§ 346.71 through 346.73, Wis. Stats. Violations of §§ 346.71 through 346.73, Wis. Stats., shall be reported to the District Attorney and the Wisconsin uniform traffic citation shall not be used in such cases except upon written request of the District Attorney.
Parking citations. The Chief of Police shall recommend to the Common Council a citation for use in enforcing the nonmoving traffic regulations in this chapter. Such citation shall be used for enforcement of nonmoving traffic regulations created or adopted by this chapter, including violations of nonmoving traffic regulations defined and described in the Wisconsin Statutes adopted by reference in § 394-1, and all provisions regarding nonmoving traffic violations in this chapter. The citation for nonmoving traffic violations shall contain a notice that the person cited may discharge the forfeiture for violation of a nonmoving traffic regulation and penalty thereof by complying with Subsection C(2) of this section. Nonmoving traffic citations may be issued by law enforcement officers or by civilian employees of the Police Department.
Deposits and stipulations.
Uniform traffic offenses.
Who may make. Persons arrested or cited for violation of moving traffic regulations created by this chapter shall be permitted to make deposits and stipulations of no contest or released by the arresting officer in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes. Stipulations of guilt or no contest may be made by persons arrested for violations of this chapter in accordance with § 66.0114(1)(b), Wis. Stats., whenever the provisions of § 345.27, Wis. Stats., are inapplicable to such violations. Stipulations shall conform to the form contained in the uniform traffic citation and complaint under § 345.11, Wis. Stats.
Delivery or mailing of deposit and stipulation. Any person stipulating guilt or no contest under the preceding subsection must make the deposit required under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or, if the deposit is not established under such statute, shall deposit a forfeited penalty as provided in the schedule established by the Chief of Police and approved by the Common Council. Deposits may be brought or mailed to the Police Department or Clerk of Circuit Court within five days of the issuance of the citation in lieu of court appearance.
Receipt required. Every official accepting a stipulation under the provisions of this chapter shall comply with the provisions of §§ 343.28, 345.26(1)(a) and 345.27(2), Wis. Stats., and shall require the alleged violator to sign a statement of notice in substantially the form contained on the uniform traffic citation and complaint promulgated under § 345.11, Wis. Stats. The official or person receiving the deposit shall furnish and deliver or mail an original receipt for such deposit to the alleged violator and shall deliver the deposit and stipulation and a copy of the receipt within seven days to the Clerk of Circuit Court.
Nonmoving traffic offenses.
Direct payment of penalty permitted. Persons cited (summons not issued) for violation of nonmoving traffic regulations described and defined in this chapter may discharge the penalty thereof and avoid court prosecution by mailing or forwarding within 10 days of the issuance of the citation to the Police Department or Clerk of Circuit Court the minimum forfeiture specified for the violation. When payment is made as provided in this subsection, no court costs shall be charged.
Court prosecution. If the alleged violator does not deliver or mail a deposit as provided in Subsection C(2)(a) within 15 days of the date of the citation, the Chief of Police may forward a copy of the citation to the City Attorney for prosecution.
Registration suspension. If the alleged violator does not pay the forfeiture or appear in court in response to the citation for a nonmoving traffic violation on the date specified in the citation or, if no date is specified on the citation, within 28 days after the citation is issued, the City may ask the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to suspend the registration of the vehicle involved or refuse registration of any vehicle owned by the person pursuant to the provisions of § 345.28(4), Wis. Stats., and Subsection C(4) below.
Deposits returned to the City Clerk-Treasurer. Officers receiving deposits for nonmoving traffic violations under this subsection shall pay over such deposits to the City Clerk-Treasurer within seven days of receipt. Such payment shall be accompanied by an itemized statement for each deposit of the offense charged and the name of the depositor.
Bond. Any official authorized to accept deposits under § 345.26, Wis. Stats., or this section shall qualify by taking the oath prescribed by § 19.01, Wis. Stats.
Registration suspension program.
The City shall participate in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program as set forth in § 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 128, Wis. Adm. Code, and all amendments or changes thereto.
The Police Department is hereby designated as a delegated authority for purposes of §§ 85.13 and 345.28, Wis. Stats., and Ch. Trans 128, Wis. Adm. Code. The Police Department is authorized to perform, on behalf of the City, all functions required of a local authority under said statutes and code, including but not limited to:
Preparing and completing all forms and notices, notifying the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations;
Specifying whether the registration of vehicles involved in unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations should be suspended and/or whether registration should be refused for any vehicle owned by persons with unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations;
Determining the method by which the City will pay the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for administration of the program and establishing the effective date for participation; and
Taking such other action as is necessary to institute and continue participation in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program.
The Chief of Police is hereby authorized to assign a member of the Police Department to perform such acts as are necessary to effectuate this subsection.
In addition to all applicable fines and court costs, the cost of using the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program shall be assessed as permitted by § 345.28(4)(d), Wis. Stats. The Police Department may refuse to notify the Wisconsin Department of Transportation of payment on a citation until all applicable fines and costs, including costs assessed under the preceding sentence, are paid.
This subsection shall not be interpreted as requiring that all unpaid citations for nonmoving traffic violations be processed through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Traffic Violation and Registration Program. The City's participation in such program shall be in addition to any and all other means legally available to enforce such citations.