Municipal Court


As a division of the 31st Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, Republic Municipal Court is committed to overseeing justice by adjudicating ordinance violations in an efficient and impartial manner.  We strive to develop and increase public trust with respect, integrity, compassion, and understanding toward the citizens we serve.

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


Court is held each Wednesday at 9:00 AM, excluding holidays.  For all court appearances, people may check in up to 1/2 hour early and all litigants are seen on a first come-first serve basis.  Sometimes, other cases are moved up in priority for various reasons, but people are seen 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


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.