Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact the Cedarburg Police Department?
If this is an emergency, call 911.

Otherwise, call 262-375-7620.

 

How do I get a copy of a police report?

Copies of reports can be obtained from the Cedarburg Police Department by completing a Request for Public Records form. It normally takes two or three working days to process the request. Accident reports are normally available two to three working days after the occurrence. There is a processing fee of 25¢ per page charged for all reports.

Accident reports are generally available 2-3 business days after the crash. We suggest calling ahead to make sure the report you wish to obtain is available. Accident reports may be obtained at the Cedarburg Police Department; the cost is $1.00 for each accident report. Generally, accident reports will not be mailed. Due to the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), the release of accident reports is limited. The Accident Report Request Form  must be completed before the accident report is released.

 

I received a parking ticket in Cedarburg, now what do I do?

You have several options.

The you wish to pay the citation you may do so in person or by mail to the Cedarburg Police Department. The fine information is located on the back of the citation. Depending on how long you wait to pay the ticket will decide how much you have to pay.

The second option is that you may contest the parking ticket by clicking on Contest Parking Ticket. Upon receipt and review of the completed form a decision will be made to determine whether the circumstances warrant the dismissal of your parking ticket. You will be contacted either by phone, e-mail or letter as to the decision on the citation. If it is dismissed, no further action is needed on your part. However, if it is decided that your citation will not be dismissed, you will have five days from the date of notification to pay the original amount of the citation. Failure to pay for the citation will result in a suspension of your vehicle registration.

 

What are winter parking restrictions?

In the City of Cedarburg, no person may park their vehicle on any City street for more than 30 minutes from 2:00 am to 6:00 am starting December 1st and ending March 31st. In the event of a snow emergency, you may only park a vehicle on the even side of the street on even days and odd side of the street on odd days. There shall be no parking on any City street between the hours of 12:00 am (midnight) till 6:00 am during a snow emergency.

 

Why am I asked so many questions when I call in a complaint?

It is the responsibility of the person taking the original call (Dispatcher) to get as much information as possible so as to determine the response that is needed and to give the responding officer as much information as possible before he/she reaches the scene.

 

Is there a curfew in the City of Cedarburg?

Yes. Any person under the age of 16 years may not be on foot, bicycle, or in any vehicle on any street, avenue, highway, road, park, or public place between the hours of 11pm and 5am unless:

  • accompanied by parent or guardian, or
  • as a result of a reasonable necessity as authorized by a parent or guardian (e.g. running an errand), or
  • for employment, or
  • when returning from supervised school, church or civic functions.

 

I received a traffic or ordinance citation in Cedarburg now what can I do?

If you are pleading “guilty” or “no contest” and do not wish to appear in court, mail a copy of your citation (ticket) with your payment to the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court in the envelope provided with your citation. You may also pay in person at the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court office located in West Bend, WI. Payment must be received five (5) days prior to your scheduled court appearance.

If you are pleading “not guilty” to the charge on the citation, complete the “Not Guilty Plea” form on the envelope you received with your citation and mail it to the Mid-Moraine Municipal Court or fax it at (262) 334-7771 . It must be received by the court no later than five (5) days before the scheduled court appearance date. You will be notified by mail of a pre-trial conference date and court trial dates.

You may come to court on the scheduled date and enter your plea in person. If your plea is “not guilty”, you will be given written notice of the pre-trial conference date and court trial date. If you choose to enter a “guilty” or “no contest” plea at that time, you will be sentenced and ordered to pay the fine.

Failure to appear in court on the scheduled date (unless you have previously entered a “not guilty” plea in writing) will result in a conviction and a fine. Further, if the ticket indicated MANDATORY APPEARANCE, your driving privileges may also be suspended or revoked.

** This information does not apply if your ticket states “to be set”

 

Do I need a bicycle license to ride my bike in the City of Cedarburg?

Yes. Any person who resides in the City of Cedarburg, and rides a bike on the public way, street, or highway is required to have a bicycle license. Any bike 14″ or more must be registered and have the sticker attached to said bicycle. There is a one-time charge of $5 for registering a bike. All bikes ridden at night must have the proper equipment attached, such as a horn or bell, lights, and reflectors with at least a 2″ diameter. No bicycles may be operated on sidewalks in the central business districts, outlying business districts or pedestrian paths.

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