Ordinances & Resolutions FAQ 1

How many years does a municipality have to prosecute an ordinance violation?

Two years. State law provides that an action to recover a forfeiture imposed by a municipal ordinance must be commenced within two years after the cause of action accrues, when no other limitation is prescribed by law, or the action to recover is barred. Wis. Stat. § 893.93(2)(b). (rev. 10/20)