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Municipal Court

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 Court Administrator
 Elricka Jones
10 S. Brentwood Blvd.
314-290-8441

Municipal Judge: Joseph R. Dulle
Prosecuting Attorney: Darold Crotzer

WEBSITE NOTICE

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all regularly scheduled municipal court dockets for the City of Clayton are hereby POSTPONED. New court dates will be mailed in the near future.  (If you have recently changed your address, please notify this Court by doing the following: mailing new address to the Municipal Court.)

[While no entry into the courthouse is permitted], this Court can assist you with the following:

1. addressing warrants and bonds issued from this Court;

2. providing information about cases on the municipal dockets; and

3. making payments (for fines and court costs) to the municipal court.

Please call (314) 290-8441 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for the above information.  At all other times, when calling about warrants/bonds, please call the Clayton Police Department.

The following persons shall not enter a municipal courthouse:

- Persons who have traveled to any foreign country within the last 14 days;

- Persons who have traveled to states designated as “restricted” by the St. Louis County Department of Health, within the past 14 days. (For a current listing,  see the St. Louis County Website: www.stlcorona.com.  Then click the “Update Travel List” button under “Areas of Community Transmission” on the right-hand side of the page.);

- Persons who reside or have had close contact with someone who has travelled to any foreign country or restricted area in the U.S. within the last 14 days;

- Persons who have been asked to self-quarantine by any doctor, hospital or health agency;

- Persons who have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19; and

- Persons with unexplained fever, cough or shortness of breath.

 

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

Court Docket

Municipal Court convenes at 6 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Clayton Police Department located at 10 S. Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, Missouri 63105. Doors at the police station are opened at 5:30 p.m. Cases are heard on a first-come, first-served basis and a sign-up sheet is placed in the lobby outside the courtroom. Defendants may sign in by printing their name on the sign-in sheet and having a seat in the courtroom. The bailiff will call defendants in the order they have signed in. Payment is expected at the time of court appearance. Attorneys call is held at 5:30 p.m. on the evening of court. Housing Court is held on the second Thursday each month at 9:00 a.m. in the courtroom located at the Clayton Police Department, 10 S. Brentwood Blvd, Clayton, MO 63105.

Municipal Court Operating Order

Please read the Court Procedures and Rights and DressCode documents prior to coming to court.

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Paying Court Fines

Court fines may be paid by one of the following methods:
Note: New court fines effective August 1, 2019

  1. Pay Traffic Tickets Online at iPayCourt  or Pay by Web (SMC)
  2. Court Costs on cases filed AFTER August 15, 2019, are now $33.50. PRIOR to August 15, 2019, court costs remains $26.50.
  3. Parking tickets can be paid here.
  4. Mail payments in the form of check or money order only made payable to the City of Clayton:
    Municipal Court
    City of Clayton
    10 S. Brentwood Blvd
    Clayton, MO 63105
  5. Paying some fines will result in possible points on license. Please contact the Department of Revenue at 573-526-3669 for more information.
  6. Pay fines in person with cash, check, money order, MasterCard or Visa. Please note that court fine payments must be received before 4:00 p.m. on the day of court.

Mandatory Court Appearance REQUIRED for following Offenses:

  • Speeding in excess of (25) mph above the legal speed limit
  • Driving without a license or while suspended or revoked
  • Any offense involving Property damage or personal injury
  • Careless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, DWI or DUI, Violation of Financial Responsibility/Failure to provide Proof of Insurance, Assault, etc.

Attorney Procedures

  1. Entries of Appearance are accepted via mail or on line at www.muniproj.com for cases filed before August 15, 2019. Cases filed after August 15, 2019 are required to be e-Filed per OSCA for SMC. The municipal court does not accept entries of appearance via fax. A self-addressed, stamped envelope must be supplied with all entries submitted by mail.
  2. Certain cases such as such as DWI, DUI, Assault, Petty larceny, Peace Disturbances, Trespassing and other ordinance violations require a mandatory court appearance for which both the attorney and the defendant must appear.
  3. Certain violations such as No Insurance, Driving While Revoked or Suspended, Driving With Expired License Plates or Driver’s License or traffic violations that involve an accident require compliance to be submitted to the Court before a recommendation will be issued.
  4. All DWI cases must be submitted to the Judge for acceptance of the prosecutor’s recommendation and the attorney and defendant must be present.
  5. Recommendations must be submitted to the Prosecutor's Assistant office, in a separate request.

This Court does not settle questions of civil money claims between private citizens.