It is best to pay fines when they are due. Failure to pay the fines as required may result in one of or more of the following sanctions.
Incarceration in Columbia County Jail
You will be housed at the Columbia County Jail in Portage until you pay the fine or have served the required amount of time.
When a Warrant has been issued the only way to have it cancelled is to serve the allowed number of days in jail or pay the fine in full. To pay the fine without going to jail you may go to your local police or sheriff's department and indicate to them you'd like to pay a warrant.
Your Wisconsin driver's license will be suspended for a period of up to two years for any unpaid traffic fine. When the traffic fine is paid in full the suspension on your license will be released and you will be eligible to go to the Department of Motor Vehicles to reinstate your driving privileges after paying a $60.00 reinstatement fee to Department of Motor Vehicles.
Tax Interception Refund Program
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue's Tax Interception Refund Program (TRIP) is an avenue available to courts to collect fines, forfeitures and restitution. The court will certify the debt with DOR whereby your Wisconsin state taxes will be sent directly to the certifying court until the amount certified is paid in full.