Municipal Court

Founding Authority

The Village of Howard Municipal Court was established in 1975, with the judge being elected for a four-year term in the spring election. The Court's primary function is to administer justice and hold individuals accountable for their actions when found guilty of local ordinance or traffic violations. 

The Howard Municipal Court handles citations issued in the Village of Howard for traffic and non-traffic ordinance violations.  The Court imposes fines and costs, collects those fines and costs, as well as imposes and collects restitution and other miscellaneous fees. 

The current Municipal Court Judge is Brian T. Stevens, assisted by the Municipal Court Clerk, Melissa Heim.  To contact the Court, call (920) 434-4669 or email the Court at

The Municipal Court judge serves a four-year term. Judge Stevens was appointed by the Village Board in the Fall of 2019 when the position was left vacant due to the retirement of Judge Gregg Schreiber. Judge Stevens won the Spring 2020 election that had him finish out the regular term and then won the Spring 2021 election that resumed the four-year term schedule.