Municipal Court

The Purpose & Mission

The Court is the Judicial Branch of City Government and is a qualified division of the Circuit Court of St. Charles County. The Municipal Court adjudicates traffic and other ordinance violations primarily filed by the Lake Saint Louis Police Department and Code Enforcement Officer. The mission of The Municipal Court is to treat the citizens who appear in a timely, courteous and efficient manner and assure them of a fair and impartial disposition of their case(s).

Covid Protocol:  We are following the Supreme Court, the Presiding Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit (St. Charles County) and Local Administrative Orders, (See Order).  

We will be implementing the State's Case Management System known as "Show-Me-Court" or CASENET very soon. Please watch for updates and details as our procedures will be changing 

Please utilize The “Violation Bureau” list of charges/violations that can be paid without having to appear in court (see link for the list and amount).

Plea and Electronic Filing

For any electronic filings with the Court, please complete the appropriate form and email to court@lakesaintlouis.com or fax to 636-625-6019. Filings will be reviewed and responded to accordingly. Make sure you provided current contact information.

- Memo to the Court (PDF)

- Plea of Guilty Form (PDF)

- Plea of Guilty and Waiver Form (PDF)

Court Schedule 

Please visit the City Calendar for Court Dates.

If you have an Attorney, please contact them for the status of your case or use the online record search.  

Payments: If you are set for payment, your payment is still due. You can drop of your payment by using the night drop box in front of City Hall, pay online (see below) or mail a money order. Make sure the Court has any paperwork or plea forms that are required.  

Please check the Municipal Record Search (see link below) for your court date, or call the Court clerk’s office for assistance.  

2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, with some exceptions. The doors open at 5:00 p.m.

Housing Code Violations are called at 5:15 p.m. All other violations the call of docket starts at 6 p.m.

Search Lake Saint Louis’ database of Municipal Court cases through the Municipal Record Search website.  

Payments

Payments can be made in person via cash or money order, online through the Court Money website, or over the phone by calling 877-222-4668. You will need your case ticket number, the last 4 digits of your Social Security number, your address, and the amount of the fine. Use form number 1214, which is a unique number that identifies this Court.

 In addition, if you see that only $29.50 (or less) is due, do not pay, call the court to verify the amount.

Transportation Assistance

Need help with transportation to court? Contact MO RIDES at 636-359-4656. MO RIDES is a regional referral service working with transportation providers to coordinate affordable rides for people with transportation challenges. You pay the transportation company of your choice for your ride. There is no fee to call MO RIDES for assistance.