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The Municipal Court business hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The payment windows are open 8:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. You may pay by phone (417-864-1890) during regular business hours with MasterCard, Visa, or Discover. The Court is closed on City Holidays.
Some violations can be paid online. Check your ticket at Casenet for plead and pay options.
There is a secure drop box located on the north side of the front entrance to the Municipal Court. Place your payment in an envelope and include the following information: Your name, ticket number, date of birth, social security number and/or driver’s license number.
Some payment plans can be paid online. To see if your payment plan is eligible, visit the PAY BY WEB option on Casenet.
On or before the court date on your ticket. Payment may be made at court, by phone, by mail, and some violations can be paid online. Check your ticket at Casenet for plead and pay options.
With the exception noted above on "showcause/payment" warrants, you can neither have a warrant removed nor post bond over the phone.
When the court date is continued, the judge may continue the bond until the case is resolved.
When the judge releases the bond, the defendant is required to produce a picture identification before the bond will be refunded.
When a defendant posts bond through a bonding company, the "surety" bond company will be released when the case is concluded. NOTE: Any fee paid on behalf of a defendant to the bonding company is between the defendant and the bonding company, not the court.