Court Fines & Costs

Fines and Costs Payable Without Court Appearance

Ordinance Violations that are payable without court appearance may be made using the following methods: 

Violations Bureau Fines and Cost Schedule

Uniform Municipal Fine Schedule

The Missouri Supreme Court has adopted a statewide Uniform Municipal Fine Schedule that all municipal divisions must utilize.   Only those charge codes listed on the fine schedule are payable without court appearance.    A person may pay the specified amount of the fine and costs to the bureau in person, by mail, or through an electronic payment system before the court date and time of the initial court appearance. Said payment constitiues a guilty plea and waiver of trial. Violations Bureau adoption of the Uniform Fine Schedule established by Rule 37.495

Any violation involving an accident, drugs or alcohol, driving while suspended, assault, theft or destruction of property shall not be disposed of through the Violations Bureau. Said charges are a mandatory court appearance.

Court Cost Schedule

Add the sum of $35.50 court costs to the payable fine amounts listed on the Uniform Municipal Fine Schedule

Clerk Fee $12.00 (City)
Crime Victim Compensation (CVC) $7.50 ($7.13 DOR/$0.37 city)
Peace Officer Standards & Training $1.00 (MO - Post Fund)
Domestic Violence Surcharge $4.00 (City)
Law Enforcement Training $2.00 (City)
Inmate Security Fund $2.00 (City)
Court Automation Fund $7.00 (DOR)
TOTAL $35.50