Appeals & Reopenings

Appeal Fee Schedule
Type of Appeal
Fees
Appeal on the record only (transcripts, no jury)
$129.50 Appeal fee payable to the Clerk of Circuit Court
  Bond amount payable to the Village of Howard
New trial without jury
$144.50 Appeal fee payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
  Bond amount payable to the Village of Howard
New trial with 6 person jury
$180.50 Appeal fee payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
  $36 Jury fee payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
  Bond amount payable to Clerk of Circuit Court
Note: Appeals must be in writing along with all fees within 20 days of conviction date there are no exceptions.

Reopening Procedures
To request a reopening you must request the reopening in writing to the Village of Howard Municipal Court. You must understand that there is a non-refundable administration fee of $50 that must accompany your request. You will have to prove there is valid reason(s) for your reopening request.

If the judge does grant your request, you may have to come to court for more hearings. If the judge does not grant the request to reopen, you will still owe the forfeiture(s) for the violation(s).