Address: 11911 Dorsett Road. Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Court Administrator: Gerald Durfee
Municipal Judge: Kevin R. Kelly
Please see below for Municipal Court Protocols. We will be updating and adding information regarding court procedures that have been affected by COVID.
Maryland Heights Court in-person sessions have been converted to video dockets until further notice. You may receive notice of video conference setting or you may receive notice of continuance.
Welcome to the Maryland Heights Municipal Court. I would like to thank you for visiting our website. Please read the FAQs on the left hand side about the Court and our office. If you can't find your answers here, please contact our office.
As your court administrator, I am committed to providing you with the highest quality of customer service possible. My office is comprised of three court clerks and myself; we are located within the Maryland Heights Government Center at 11911 Dorsett Road. If you have any questions about your ticket, court summons or fine amount, please contact us. Our telephone number is (314) 291-6036 and our email is email@example.com.
It is our desire to help you as much as possible. However, we cannot give legal advice. Thanks for visiting us.
Municipal Court Administrator
Policies & Protocols
Judge Kelly has indicated that he will accept pleas on some cases that normally require a court appearance. If you would like to enter a plea on a case that is not payable in the violations bureau please email the judge at Court@Marylandheights.com .
The court has begun to send out notices of video conference settings. If you receive a notice and have questions please contact the court more than five days prior to your video conference. If you would like to request a video conference setting please email the court at the address noted above. All dockets scheduled through December will be converted to video dockets.
If you get notice for video conference please download these two files. If you download and return the video waiver by email it is possible we can expedite your case by placing your case on an earlier docket that has fewer defendants scheduled. Your notice will have the date and time and information necessary to connect to your video conference. When you enter the meeting code you will be put into a virtual lobby. The display will read Court Clerk's personal room. You will be admitted to talk to the judge in the order that you join. In most cases your wait will be short. There will be some exceptions. You may have to be patient. When you are logged into the Court Clerk's personal room please make sure your video is enabled. If you have any questions please email the court at the email address above.
Video Waiver Know Your Rights
*** DO NOT ENTER A VIDEO CONFERENCE IF YOU ARE IN A MOVING VEHICLE ***
The courts will not resume in person settings until the circuit court has entered phase 3 of reopening. To see the latest announcement regarding current phase click HERE
When the court resumes in person settings there will be a number of protocols put in case in order to continue to mitigate the Covid-19 virus. These will include limits on the number of people allowed in the court room, Social Distancing, and other requirements. When those protocols are decided and put into place we will list them here.
Tentative Continuity of operation plan: Click HERE
Pay Fines Online
One of the goals of the Maryland Heights Municipal Court is to help you resolve your tickets and charges. To make this process more convenient and less burdensome for those we service, the City accepts online payment of court fines using nCourt, a site administered by a third party. Fees for paying online are set by nCourt, not the City of Maryland Heights.
The violation classifications listed below contain links to fine schedules that enumerate fine amounts for specific violations.
To pay your fine online, click here.
Violation Fine Schedules
One of the goals of the Maryland Heights Municipal Court is to help you resolve your tickets and charges. To make this process more convenient and less burdensome for those we service, the City's municipal judge, Kevin R. Kelly, has established a violations bureau to which designated moving, non-moving and ordinance offenses may be paid without a court appearance.
Pursuant to the Ordinances of the City of Maryland Heights, and the Statutes of the State of Missouri, specifically Section 479.050, Revised, and Rule 37.49 of the Supreme Court Rules of the State of Missouri, the undersigned Municipal Judge of the City of Maryland Heights, hereby orders that the following designated offenses shall be payable to the City of Maryland Heights Violation Bureau. No court appearance is necessary unless specifically excepted as hereafter set forth:
Violation Fine Guidelines
- Any defendant who is 16 or 17 years of age with a moving traffic violation must appear in court with a parent or guardian.
- Any defendant who is under 21 years of age at the time of an offense involving illegal possession of alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia must appear in court with a parent or guardian.
- Speeding in excess of 20 miles per hour over the speed limit requires a court appearance.
- In no event shall any traffic offense involving property damage or personal injury be payable to the Violations Bureau, and a court appearance is mandatory.
- To pay fine and costs after hours, please put the amount of fine and costs in an envelope and deposit in the mail slot under the window marked Violations Bureau. Receipts will not be mailed.
Violation Bureau Fine Schedule : Click HERE
Payment for the above violations at the Violations Bureau may be accepted if you have not had a moving violation within the prior two years. If you have had a moving violation within the two years prior to the current violation, you must appear in court.
All transactions of the Violations Bureau shall be considered transactions of the Court and regular court records shall be kept. Gerald Durfee is hereby designated as Clerk of the Court pursuant to the Missouri Supreme Court Rule 37.49 (b) and Violeta Vasileva and Keuyna Abe' are hereby designated his assistants.
Any defendant who is 16 or 17 years of age with a moving traffic violation must appear in court with a parent or guardian.
Any defendant who is under 21 years of age at the time of an offense involving illegal possession of alcohol, drugs or drug paraphernalia must appear in court with a parent or guardian.
Court Costs of $24.50 pursuant to the Statutes of the State of Missouri and the Ordinances of the City of Maryland Heights shall be collected on all violations paid in the Violations Bureau, except no costs shall be assessed on summonses issued for Failure to Use a Seat Belt.
Any officer enforcing the Ordinances of the City of Maryland Heights, may, in his or her own discretion, require a court appearance if he or she believes the circumstances warrant it. In no event shall any traffic offenses involving property damage or personal injury, or offenses not above mentioned, be payable to the Violations Bureau. If two or more moving violation citations are issued to the same defendant, a court appearance is compulsory for each of the offenses, excluding Failure to Use a Seat Belt violation.
For more information or questions concerning violations not listed, please contact the court clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (314)-291-6036.
Pending Cases & Outstanding Warrants
To check to see if you have a case pending in Maryland Heights, please click here to view a PDF file of outstanding/pending cases. Within the PDF document, you can use the keyboard command Ctrl + F to search by last name.
PLEASE ALSO CHECK THE COURT DATE LIST - YOU MAY BE SCHEDULED FOR A VIDEO DOCKET
A case status of W indicates warrant status. Please contact the clerk’s office at (314) 291-6036 to determine options available to you.
If you want to pay a ticket online, please click here.
Anyone with questions concerning the Municipal Court may contact the Court Administrator at email@example.com or call (314) 291-6036