Municipal Court

Municipal Court reverts to Phase 1 operations

Effective Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, and until further notice, the Springfield Municipal Court will revert to Phase 1 operations per the current information sheet and order. In the interest of public health, the Springfield Municipal Court continues to take measures to reduce exposure to, and transmission of, COVID-19, including:

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