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Milwaukee County is highlighting updates to its website to provide the public with updates regarding operational impacts for Milwaukee County departments during the Republican National Convention (RNC).

The Republican National Convention (RNC) will take place in the city of Milwaukee from Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18, 2024, with an opening ceremony held on Sunday, July 14. Milwaukee County’s goal is to ensure that essential County services remain operational and accessible to residents.

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention. However, many departments and offices may have impacted and/or adjusted operations during the RNC. These changes may include office closings and relocations, adjusted hours of operation, service delays, and additional operational impacts.

Residents are encouraged to visit county.milwaukee.gov/RNC2024 to stay informed about all Milwaukee County operational impacts during the RNC. Updates will be posted to this website on a rolling basis.

Notable operational and service updates include:

• There will be no public access to both the Milwaukee County Safety Building (821 W. State Street, Milwaukee, WI) and Milwaukee County Criminal Justice Facility (949 N. 9th Street, Milwaukee, WI) during the week of the RNC.

• All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at the Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI).

• All downtown offices of the Clerk of Circuit Court will be temporarily relocated to its offices at the Children’s Court Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI). Court Services will be available in-person to the public during regular business hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm to meet customer service needs.

• The Milwaukee Justice Center (MJC), located at the Milwaukee County Courthouse in Room G9, will be closed, but will have the Civil Legal Helpline available daily from 9:00am to 4:00pm at (414) 278-3965.

• The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s main offices are in the Criminal Justice Facility and Safety Building, both of which are within the secure perimeter for the RNC. These offices will be closed to the public from Saturday, July 13, to Sunday, July 21. As a result, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office will move to remote operations during normal business hours, Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

o If you are a victim of a crime, the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office will make every effort to reach you via phone or email during the RNC. Please call 414-278-4667 or email (email protected) if you need assistance.

o If you are a concerned citizen, you may reach the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office at 414-278-4646.

• For the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, all paper services, with the exception of Writs of Restitution/Assistance, will be accepted online at (email protected), along with electronic payment at www.govpaynow.com. This email is monitored during normal business hours Monday thru Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. For those who can’t submit their papers or payments online, you can do so at the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Substation (10320 W. Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI) from Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

• Milwaukee County Child Support Services will be closed from Monday, July 15, through Thursday, July 18. For case information, contact customer service at 414-615-2593 or email (email protected). Access case details via Child Support Online Services (CSOS) at csos.wisconsin.gov/login.

• Security measures during the RNC will cause Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus detours throughout the duration of the convention. While public transportation will be most impacted in downtown Milwaukee, riders should also expect delays across the system due to the overall increase in traffic expected. Visit RideMCTS.com/RNC for the complete list of stops served and an interactive map with detour routing.

• The McArthur Square Parking Structure will be open and available during the RNC. The 9th Street entrance and exits will be available, but vehicles will be subject to evaluation by security personnel and K-9 officers when entering. All other entrances and exits will not be available for use.

More RNC information is available via the following online resources:

• City of Milwaukee

• MKE Host Committee

• Visit Milwaukee