About the court
WHAT IS MUNICIPAL DIVISION COURT?
You are appearing in the Municipal Division Court of the City of St. Clair, Missouri. This court is a division of the 20th Judicial Circuit of Missouri. The Missouri Constitution states that a Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction to hear cases involving city ordinance violations.
Our Mission Statement
As a division of the Franklin County Circuit Court, the St. Clair Municipal Division is responsible for providing both a process and a forum for ensuring due process of law. The Municipal Division records alleged violations of city codes or ordinances, issues summonses to defendants, subpoenas witnesses, issues warrants, reports to the Department of Revenue, hears evidence presented in court, rules on cases, records final dispositions, and receives and records fines and court costs. The St. Clair Municipal Division strives to provide excellent support, guidance, and empathy when dealing with defendants to ensure a timely conclusion to all court cases while upholding justice.
Pledge of Fairness
Our fundamental mission is to provide a fair and impartial forum for the resolution of disputes according to the rule of law. Fairness includes the opportunity to be heard, the chance to have the court process explained, and the right to be treated with respect. The judge and staff of the St. Clair Municipal Division therefore make the following pledge to each defendant, victim, witness, and person involved in a court proceeding:
We will LISTEN to you
We will respond to your QUESTIONS about court procedure
We will treat you with RESPECT