Among other things, the Court is responsible for:
- Initiating cases as filed by the Prosecuting Attorney
- Hearing cases presented in Court and making rulings
- Recording final dispositions on cases along with any fines/fees assessed
- Receipting in fines and court costs
- Issuing summonses and warrants
- Maintaining all court records
PRO SE DOCKETS (FOR INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT LEGAL REPRESENTATION)
Court is held each Wednesday at 9:00 AM, excluding holidays. For all court appearances, you may check in up to 30 minutes before your scheduled court time. Upon your arrival, please check in with the Court Clerk who will place you in line on the docket. Both the Prosecuting Attorney and the Court generally call cases in the order in which you checked in; however, cases are sometimes taken out of order due to case or docket-specific reasons. Please be patient and rest assured that we work diligently to address your case as soon as possible. Also, please be aware that court may or may not begin promptly on time. The Judge may have other important matters to tend to that must be completed before he takes a seat at the bench.
While you are not required to have an attorney, you certainly have the right to hire legal counsel of your choice. You may phone The Missouri Bar's Legal Resource at (573) 636-3635 or visit The Missouri Bar Lawyer Search online at missourilawyershelp.org.
Attorney dockets are held the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 1:30 PM. Please see Information for Attorneys for additional information.
Turn south off of Highway 60 at Illinois Avenue, travel 3/10 of a mile, the Police Department/Municipal Court will be on the left.