At the Municipal Court for the City of Scott City, masks are required to enter. Do not enter the building if:
- If you have been diagnosed with, or have had contact with, anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
- If you have traveled to any foreign country within the last 30 days
- If you have an unexplained fever, cough or shortness of breath.
- If you have been asked to self-quarantine.
If you are scheduled on a docket you will need to follow the following rules when appearing in Court.
If you have received a ticket from the Scott City Police Department and do not know your court date please check the on-line dockets or contact the Court office at (573) 264-2006. Only 15 people will be allowed in the Courtroom at a time. If you have a Court appearance, please come alone unless you are a minor. If you want someone in the courtroom with you, contact the clerk’s office to reschedule your appearance time so we can limit the number of people in Court.You MUST practice social distancing while in the courtroom, court lobby and waiting in line outside the court. Seating is marked for social distancing. Masks are required while in court and if you need one, please ask the Court clerk. (The court will have a limited quantity of disposable masks.) Judicial personnel will make every effort to speak with you at a distance of at least 6 feet. If they must interact with you at a closer distance, they will wear a mask.Please know that the courtroom and lobby are being given extra cleanings. If you have concerns due to Covid-19 or are in a high-risk category you may contact the Court to ask about rescheduling.
Scott City Municipal Court
The Municipal Court for the City of Scott City is a division of the Circuit Court of Scott City County, 33rd Judicial Circuit. Cases in Municipal Court involve alleged violations of municipal ordinances. Court is in session first and fourth Thursday and Third Wednesday in the Courtroom. The Traffic Violations Bureau located in the Municipal Court Office at 215 Chester Avenue. The hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Many citations can be paid at the violations bureau, through the mail or online at https://magic.collectorsolutions.com/magic-ui/payments/mo-scott-city/38. All Court filings are to be submitted through one of the following acceptable methods: Law Source Live, Fax to 573-264-0081, Mail to 618 Main Street, Scott City, MO 63703. Attorneys and court officials shall wear appropriate professional attire while in attendance upon the Court. Shorts are not allowed to be worn in the courtroom. Attorneys shall advise their clients and witnesses of the formalities of the court, including attire, befitting a court appearance and seek their full cooperation thereby avoiding embarrassment to the court and public as well.
The Courtroom is located at 618 Main Street, Scott City, Missouri 63780. We can be contacted by phone at (573) 264-2006 or (573) 264-2157 ext. 4. Certain citations require a court appearance. (ALL: DWS, DWR, DRUG CHARGES, MINOR IN POSSESSION, ASSAULT, PROPERTY DAMAGE, STEALING, SPEEDING 20 & OVER, STOPPING ON RAILROAD TRACKS, DRIVING WITHOUT A DRIVERS LICENSE, MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT AND ALL DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES)
- The City Prosecutor files all cases heard in Municipal Court.
- The Court is staffed by a Municipal Judge, Court Clerk.
- Court staff cannot give legal advice.
- Court costs are $34.50 per case.
We do not teleconference court. Municipal Judge is Allen E. Moss, Jr. Night Court Judge is Stephen R. Southard.
Driving Without a Drivers License and Stopping on Railroad Tracks be listed in the tickets that cannot be paid out of court.
Know Your Rights
Know Your Rights
If you plead not guilty, your case will be scheduled for trial. Because of the number of cases the court hears each month and the need to have the officer and any witnesses present, your case cannot be heard that night. You will be given a future court date for trial. When your case is scheduled for trial, it will be in the same court in which you appear, UNLESS you request a jury trial. A request for a jury trial should be made by written motion 10 (ten) days prior to the scheduled trial date. If the motion is timely, your case will be sent to the presiding judge of the circuit court for a new trial date with a jury.
- At trial, you have a right to testify or remain silent. If you remain silent, it is not considered an admission of guilt. If you testify, the judge may consider any statement you make in deciding your guilt or innocence.
- At trial, you have the right to ask questions of witnesses testifying against you.
- You have the right to ask the clerk to issue a subpoena to require witnesses to come to trial and testify.
- If you are found not guilty, the case ends.
- If you are found guilty, you can accept the decision or appeal to the circuit court. If you appeal your case, you will be granted a new trial before a different judge. The request for appeal must be made in writing within 10 (ten) days of the court’s decision and cannot be extended for any reason. You can appeal even if you are not able to pay. Complete details of the appeal procedure can be found at _________________________________________.
You may also ask the clerk for information on the process.
Version June 4, 2020