Municipal Court


Welcome to the Village of Salem Lakes Municipal Court.  Municipal Courts are created by the governing body of the municipality, in this case by the Village of Salem Lakes (Chapter 15).  They have exclusive jurisdiction over State Statute 755.045(1) actions involving violations of municipal ordinances, under which the penalty is a forfeiture.  In other words, this court does not handle any criminal matters.  Those matters would go to the Circuit Court in Kenosha.  We handle local issues that stem from breaking local ordinances.  These could be a whole range of violations including but not limited to; traffic, parking, truancy, boating, public nuisance, animal control, peace and order, possession of marijuana or paraphernalia, disorderly conduct, underage alcohol or tobacco, building code and property maintenance, burning violations ... and many more ordinance violations.

Contact Us

9814 Antioch Road (STH 83)
P.O. Box 443
Salem, WI 53168
Phone:  262.843.2759
 Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
Court is held the second Tuesday of the month and on those days the office hours are 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 
Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

If you wish to contact the court about an upcoming or continuing case, please do not contact the Judge directly.  In order to stay unbiased with all parties regarding cases, the Judge cannot personally discuss case matters.  Contact the Court Clerk for any questions or concerns.  

Judge Michael Langel
Court Clerk Christine Kniep 
Law firm of Scholze, Ludwig, Gruhn & Wishau, S.C.
Village Attorney (Prosecutor) Richard Scholze
Village Attorney (Prosecutor) Noah Wishau
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