Municipal Court

Municipal Court resumes normal operations Feb. 1, 2021

Effective Monday, Feb. 1, and until further notice, the Springfield Municipal Court will resume normal operations. In the interest of public health, the Springfield Municipal Court  

continues to take measures to reduce exposure to, and transmission of, COVID-19, including:

The following persons will be denied entry to the courthouse and must contact the court by phone at 417-864-1890, by regular mail at 625 N. Benton, Springfield, MO 65806, or by e-mail at [email protected] to receive further instructions on their case.

 

  • Persons who have traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;
  • Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days.
  • Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine or isolate by any doctor, hospital, or health agency until the conclusion of that quarantine or isolation period.
  • Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 until the conclusion of the appropriate quarantine or isolation period.
  • Persons with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or a new loss of taste or smell. Read full news release.

 

Scales of JusticeMission Statement

To provide for the just, fair and expeditious resolution of cases for the Springfield City Ordinance and City Charter.

To accomplish our mission, we will:

  • treat court users fairly and respectfully
  • ensure the effective and efficient use of judicial resources
  • enhance the public’s understanding of the court system

If we accomplish our goals, the results will be that:

  • the public receives prompt, fair and courteous treatment by court personnel
  • court cases are resolved within time standards without sacrificing the quality of justice
  • and public has better understanding of the court process
Purpose
The Springfield Municipal Court is a division of the 31st judicial circuit of Greene County. Municipal Court is committed to providing a forum for the fair and impartial trial for persons accused of violating a Springfield ordinance.
Court's Services to the Community
  • Cases that routinely come before the court include driving while intoxicated, common assault, probation hearings, and a variety of other violations of city ordinances ranging from traffic violations to shoplifting.
Fast Facts
The Municipal Court:
  • Employs about 30 people
  • Has an annual budget of about $2 million, or 2% of the general fund budget
  • Has two Municipal Court judges appointed by the City Council