If you received a citation or summons that is eligible to be paid in advance, you can access the City's online payment system here.  If you have any questions about this process, please call the Court Clerk at 314-822-5840.

Municipal Court

Courtroom Standards

While in the courtroom please observe the following:

  • No weapons are permitted in the Municipal Court building or any other city building. Metal detectors are used before entering the court facility and you may be required to be searched by a court security Police Officer.
  • Sit quietly in the courtroom whenever court is in session.
  • When addressing the Judge, stand a few feet back from the bench. Do not lean on the bench.
  • No food or drinks allowed in the courtroom, unless medical conditions require such.
  • If you must bring small children to court,please monitor their behavior so they remain quiet at all times. Parents may be asked to leave the courtroom if their child becomes noisy or unruly.
  • Please wear suitable clothing to court.
  • All cellular phones and paging devices need to be turned off while court is in session.
  • Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.
  • The Judge will call the docket. Please wait until you hear your named called before approaching the bench. There are many different dockets and you may check the posted list at the back of the courtroom for your name.
  • The Judge will call the docket only once. If you are late and miss your name being called, do not approach court personnel. You may call the court clerk's office the following day (314) 822-5840.
  • Fines and costs are due the night of court.  Under certain circumstances, the Judge may grant additional time for payment.


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