Court FAQ

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
636-498-6363.

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?

Debit or Credit Card -
online at www.cottlevillepayments.com OR call 877-793-7144.

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.

Pending Cases & Outstanding Warrants

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.

Please send one copy of each to the Prosecutor’s Assistance Clerk:

              1. Entry of Appearance with a SASE.
                Request for Recommendation.
              2. Request for Discovery, if necessary, including SASE with extra postage.
              3. Driving record required when entering an appearance on a DWI.  Please include this with the entry to expedite the recommendation process.

The prosecutor will make all recommendations on the evening of Court and will be mailed the week of Court.

Please send one copy of each to the Court Clerk:

  1. Entry of Appearance in a separate envelope addressed to the Municipal Division Court Clerk. Both may be mailed to the same address.