Municipal Court

Municipal Court

The New Florence Municipal Court is a division of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Missouri. The jurisdiction of the Municipal Court extends to all cases involving alleged violations of the Municipal Code or other ordinances of the city.

Court Schedule

Court is held on the third (3rd) Thursday of the month at 5:00 p.m., except holidays.

About Responding to Your Ticket

You MUST respond to your ticket by the court date shown on the citation by either pleading guilty and paying the fine or by appearing in court on the date specified and pleading not guilty. Failure to respond as required may also result in suspension of your driver's license and a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Options to plead guilty and to pay your fine:

  1. Use the Plead and Pay feature on

  • You will need your citation number

  • On traffic or watercraft violations, the number is in the upper left-hand corner

  • You must pay the entire amount due on your citation, plus an online processing fee

  • By using Plead and Pay, you are acknowledging the payment in full is considered a guilty plea and waiver of a court hearing to the charge on the citation

  1. Mail the signed Plea of Guilty, Appearance and Waiver that appears with the citation and return it along with a check or money order (in U.S. dollars) for the full amount due payable to the court.

  • Be sure to write the citation number(s) and your daytime phone number on the front of the check or money order.

  1. Pay at the court listed on the citation.

To plead not guilty:

  1. You must appear on the court date and time provided on the citation.

*If you do not have your copy of the ticket and don't know the ticket number, search by litigant name.


Jennifer Ball
Court Clerk

Tammy Powell
Deputy Court Clerk


217 South Main Street
PO Box 70
New Florence, MO 63363

Phone: (573) 835-2186
Fax: (573) 835-2104

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Court Staff

  • Presiding Judge: Kristin Arnold

  • City Prosecutor: Phil York

  • Court Clerk: Jennifer Ball

  • Deputy Court Clerk: Tammy Powell


Where is the Municipal Court located?

The Municipal Court is located at 217 South Main Street, New Florence, MO 63363, to the right of City Hall.

Is there a drop box for payments?

Yes. There is one located outside next the to door to the Municipal Court and another inside City Hall on the wall to the right as soon as you walk in. Please clearly mark on the outside of the envelope that it is for the Municipal Court.

What if I need to change the date of my arraignment or trial?

If you need to change the date of your arraignment, you may contact the office of the Municipal Court at (573) 835-2186. It is within the Court's discretion to grant delays or continuances from the Court date on most cases. Before granting a continuance, the Court may require written proof of your excuse. Continuances will not be granted the day of court.

Is there a way to pay for a ticket without appearing in Court?

Some tickets may be paid without appearing in Court. You must, however, plead and pay the ticket before your court date.

If the ticket is not paid before your court date and you do not appear in court, a warrant for your arrest may be issued.

If you miss your first court date, you will be ineligible for plead and pay.

What if I do not appear in Court on the date set for my arraignment or trial?

A warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Does the Municipal Court accept online payments?

Yes, but not all tickets are payable online. To pay online, please visit:

Do I have the right to be represented by an attorney?

Yes. You have the right to be represented by an attorney and may hire one at any time. When you first appear in court, you can ask to postpone the hearing one time so you can hire an attorney. However, you are not required to have an attorney represent you. You may represent yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions about Plead and Pay

  • How do I know if my citation is eligible for Plead and Pay?
    If eligible, the Plead and Pay icon will display on your case's page on

  • How can I find out how much I owe?
    Click on the Plead and Pay icon and your total court costs will be provided.

  • What if I can't pay the full amount?
    You have to appear in court and request a payment plan.

  • How do I plead not Guilty?
    You need to appear in court on the date and time indicated on the citation.

  • May I have an attorney represent me on a violations bureau citation?

  • What happens if I fail to respond or appear by the court date?
    Your driver's license may be suspended or a warrant may be issued.