Municipal Court

  • ALL cases through April 10 will be postponed to a later date. As the April 10 date approaches, the court will evaluate whether the current policy should be continued.
  • New court dates for continued cases will be mailed to defendants or their attorneys at the address on file. If unrepresented defendants have a pending case, those defendants must keep their addresses updated with the court.  To update your address, email municourt@springfieldmo.gov or call 417-864-1890. Persons appearing at the courthouse at 625 N. Benton will be provided a handout at the front door with contact information.
  • All walk-in dockets from through April 10 are cancelled.
  • Probationers may contact the probation office for possible alternatives to in-person reporting.  You may contact your probation officer directly or by email at jdeppe@springfieldmo.gov or by phone at 417-864-1895.
  • Victims and city witnesses should contact the prosecutor’s office for information. You may contact the City Prosecutor’s office by phone at 417-864-1899.
  • Municipal Court will remain open for business. Court employees should report to work as scheduled unless sick or taking scheduled time off.
  • Payments are encouraged to be made by phone at 417-864-1890, by mail at 625 N. Benton, Springfield, MO 65806, or at the court’s outside drop located at 625 N. Benton.
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