Calverton Park Municipal Division

What is the Municipal Division?


The Municipal Division of Calverton Park, Missouri is a Division of the 21st Circuit Court of the State of Missouri. It is authorized by the State Constitution and created by the Charter of Calverton Park, Missouri.

The Municipal Judge and Clerks of the Court are empowered to collect fines, take oaths, sign and issue subpoenas, establish and operate the Violations Bureau and perform all other duties consistent with the Municipal Code, ordinances, state law and the Missouri Supreme Court Rules of Procedure.  

The Court prepares, maintains and safeguards all records, reports and documents relating to the court activities in the required manner as established by law.  

This is a court of law established to protect the rights of all citizens. If there is anything you do not understand, do not hesitate to ask questions.

This court is not conducted as a source of revenue. No part of any fine or costs goes to the Judge, the prosecutor or any police officer or any city official. The efficiency of a police officer is not determined in any way by the number of tickets he or she issues.

In traffic cases, the objective of this court is to reduce the number of accidents and injuries and to make our streets safer. Careful driving is the daily responsibility of each and every one of us.

The Municipal Court provides professional and efficient management of the City's judicial branch of government. The Judge is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council, and serves on a part-time basis. The Court tries matters such as violations of traffic code, maintenance code and other ordinances. 

In order to provide for the efficient collection of fines and costs assessed by the municipal court, the City has established the Violation Bureau. The Court Administrator operates this bureau and administers the day-to-day record keeping functions of the court. 

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What are the policies of the Municipal Court?
  • If you received a ticket, you are summoned to appear in court. 
  • Unless you have pre-paid your ticket fine, you must appear in court on the date shown on your ticket.
    • Clerks have the authority to grant one continuance by phone, but unless you have made that arrangement, you are summoned to appear in court on the date shown on your ticket. 
  • You may enter three different pleas:
    • Guilty 
    • Not Guilty  
  • You may enter a guilty plea and address the charges in one of three ways:
    • For most charges, you may plead guilty and pay the fine by mail. 
    • Coming to the Court/Violations Bureau window during normal business 
      hours (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) to enter your plea and pay the fine. 
    • Coming to the Court on court night. 
  • If you plead guilty at court, you will be given a future payment due date if you cannot pay on the day of court. 
  • If you prefer to plead guilty, but you do not have the funds to pay your ticket, you must come to court on the court date shown on your ticket. You will be given a future date to pay in full. You will not be arrested for not having the necessary funds to pay your fine. 
  • If you do not come to court when summoned to do so, you are subject to a warrant being issued for your arrest. 
What is the Municipal Court Date Schedule?
Court dates and trial docket dates are set in general as the following (although the schedule may change to accommodate holidays or other conflicts): 

• Sentencing dockets are held on the first Wednesday of the month.
• Code enforcement dockets are held on the third Wednesday of the month. 
• Trials are held on the third Wednesday of the month.
• Traffic court and ordinance violations are generally held on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.

The Violations Bureau is open for payments from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. On court dates, payments are accepted until noon. 
Contact Us
Anyone with questions concerning the Municipal Court may contact the Court Administrator at court@calvertonparkmo.com or call (314) 801-8475 

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