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Frequently Asked Questions

1.    What are Court costs?
       The Court Costs amount is set by Missouri State Statute.

    • $12.00 (Court Processing Fees)
    • $  7.50 (Crime Victims Fund)
    • $  5.00 (Police Training)
    • $  3.00 (Sheriff's Retirement Fund)
    • $ 27.50 TOTAL COURT COSTS
2.    Do I have to appear in Court?
No, it is not necessary to appear in Court for some traffic violations, or if you wish to plead guilty to the charge. If you have any questions whether it is necessary to appear in Court, please contact the Court Clerk at

3.    Do I need a lawyer?
If you wish to plead guilty and pay the fine and cost, it is not necessary to have an attorney represent you. 

4.    How can I request a continuance or set up a payment schedule?
Contact the Court Clerk to request a continuance or to set up a payment schedule. However, the Judge may require you to appear on your original Court Date.

 5.    How do I pay a fine? 
  • ONLY Cash, Check, or Money Order is accepted in the office.  
You may mail your fine, pay in person, or appear :                        
                Cottleville Municipal Court
                5490 Fifth Street
                Cottleville, Missouri 63304
The Court Offices are open Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There is also a drop box at this location for use after hours. Please place payment inside an envelope with your name on the outside.
 6.    How many points am I allowed on my license before it will be
       suspended or revoked?
Suspension = 8 points in 18 months
Revocation = 12 points in 12 months
7.    Fine Schedule:
Click HERE to view the Fine Schedule for the City of Cottleville.
8.    2018 Court Dates:
       Click HERE to view the 2018 Monthly Court Dates.


To check to see if you have a case pending in Cottleville, 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. 

A case status of 'W' indicates warrant status.  Please contact the clerk’s office at 636.498.6363 to determine options available to you.