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816 969-1150
Government

Court Administrator 
Kelly S. Elliott

 

10 NE Tudor Road
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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Hours: Mon - Fri: 8am-5pm
Phone: (816) 969-1150
            Fax: (816) 969-1155

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Mission Statement

To ensure equal justice and due process under law, promote justice and nourish respect for the rule of law by all citizens.

Summary

The Lee's Summit Municipal Court maintains all files and papers necessary to schedule and conduct trials, pleas, pre-trial hearings, sentencing, probation revocation hearings, and pre- and post-trial motions related to violations of city ordinances. The administrative and clerical staff, bailiffs and judges administer the process of adjudicating matters under the Court's jurisdiction. The efforts of all are directed toward the goals of the fair and efficient administration of justice, to dispense equal justice to all, to provide courteous and respectful service to the public and to encourage respect for the rule of law.

The Lee's Summit Municipal Court consists of two elected Judges, a Court Administrator, Deputy Court Administrator, Probation Officer, Court Security Officer, Court Services Officer, Accounting Technician, Warrant Clerk, Bond Clerk, two Deputy Court Clerks and a part-time bailiff.

Cases for Divisions 243 are scheduled for the first four Wednesdays of each month; cases for Division 263 are scheduled for the first four Thursdays of each month.  Dockets begin at 8:30 a.m. with a final docket held at 3:00 p.m.  On Tuesday of weeks lacking a Wednesday Court docket, a prisoner arraignment docket is held at 8:00 a.m..

If the individual charged with the offense pleads guilty, a fine, imprisonment or probation may be assessed. If the defendant pleads not guilty, a bench trial is conducted. The defendant may appeal a finding of guilty to the Jackson County Associate Circuit Court. In addition, the City operates a Violations Bureau which permits individuals charged with certain traffic and other violations to pay a fine without appearing before the Judge.

Organizational Structure

The Lee’s Summit Municipal Court is a division of the Jackson County Circuit Court of Missouri.