Municipal Court

Municipal Court is a subdivision of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Missouri and acts as the Court of original jurisdiction in all cases involving violations against the ordinances of the City of Mexico.

Municipal Court

is held in the 3rd Floor Court Room, City Hall, 300 N. Coal on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday of each month.  Court convenes at 10:00 a.m.

Violations Bureau

Rule 37.49 states that any judge having original jurisdiction of any animal control violation, housing violation, or traffic violation may establish by court order a VIOLATIONS BUREAU. The establishment of a violations bureau allows defendants to dispose of certain violations without a court appearance; i.e., they may waive a trial, enter a plea of guilty and pay the fine and costs through the mail or at the clerk’s office and never have to appear before a judge.

When a Violations Bureau has been established, the judge must issue an order designating which offenses may be handled through the Violations Bureau and list the fine and costs to be imposed for each offense.

Follow the link above to view the list of offenses and fine schedule for the Mexico Municipal Court. 

Traffic Payment

Defendants who receive traffic citations.  Traffic tickets can now be paid online quickly and easily.  Defendants who are not contesting their violation can pay their fines with a credit or debit card online.   

The online process is very easy and takes just a couple of steps.  Using the service requires having your citation in hand and completing the required information such as the driver’s license number, the citation number, and the amount of the fine.  If you don’t have your citation copy go to CaseNet to look up the citation number.  The Fines and Costs are listed  or call the Court Clerk at 573.581.2100 ext 247 to confirm fine amounts and other costs.  Complete contact information such as address, telephone number and email address in order to receive a receipt and confirmation number.  The process takes just a couple of minutes to complete the payment.

The court is notified as soon as the payment is made.  TrafficPayment recommends printing a copy of the receipt and keeping it in the glove compartment of the car to have proof of payment.


Missouri public case information is available through the Internet at CaseNet. The public can view court calendar information and specific case information, including party name, issuance and service of warrants and summons, scheduled hearings, trials, pending allegations or charges where the defendant is found guilty and sentence information. 

Closed confidential cases are not available to the public.