Warson Woods Municipal Court
The Warson Woods Municipal Court is a part of the Municipal Division of the 21st Circuit Court of St. Louis County. The court is presided over by the Honorable Judge John P. Lord III. The Municipal Court Administrator is Donna D. Tharp. The Municipal Court presides over municipal ordinance violations consisting of both traffic and non-traffic cases.
The City’s Prosecuting Attorney is Joseph D. McAuliffe.
|Court is held every other month, on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 P.M. in the Board of Aldermen Chambers, 10015 Manchester Road.
Phone – (314) 965-3100
Fax – (314) 965-3102
For a Map and Directions Click *HERE*
|Court Times:||7:00 p.m. Courtroom doors open at 6:30 p.m. and remain open while court is in session. If you need to attend Court, there is ample room for others including your children to attend with you.|
|Payments:||Payments are made payable to City of Warson Woods in the form of check, money order, or cash. Payments can also be made via credit card online at: https://www.ipaycourt.com/warsonwoods|
|Business Hours:||Hours are 9:00am — Noon and 1:00pm – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday;|
If you received a ticket, read this…
You have been summoned to come to court on the date shown on your ticket.
You may plead not guilty by coming to court and a trial date will be set. You do NOT need to hire an attorney but may if you would like.
You may plead guilty by mail or by coming to the Warson Woods City Hall to pay your fine.
If you plead guilty, you will be given a new date to pay if you can’t pay the day of court.
If you want to plead guilty, but you don’t have the funds to pay your ticket, you still must come to court. You will not be arrested for not having money to pay.
If you are unable to pay the night of court, you can ask the judge to grant you a continuance for payment in full or to set up a payment plan.
If you do not come to court when summoned to do so, you are subject to a warrant being issued for your arrest.
|Uniform Fines:||The Warson Woods Municipal Court has established the St. Louis County Municipal Court Uniform Moving Traffic Violation Schedule as the violation schedule for the Court. For a list of violations and fines, Click *HERE*|
|Explanation of Ticket:||Click here for an explanation of your ticket.|
|Points:||For a list of Points for moving violations Click *HERE*
For an explanation of the Missouri Driver’s License point system Click *HERE*
The Warson Woods Municipal Court Operating Orders can be viewed *HERE*
City of Warson Woods Municipal Court Warrant Recall Information. Click here to view the information.
Court Records. Records of all Missouri courts are presumed to be open to any member of the public for purposes of inspection or copying during the regular business hours of the court having custody of the records. Please note that this policy does not apply to records that are confidential pursuant to statute, court rules, or court order; judicial or judicial staff work product; internal electronic mail; memoranda or drafts; or appellate judicial case assignments. If you would like to request access to court records, please contact the Municipal Court Administrator [firstname.lastname@example.org. Access to Court Records are governed by Court Operating Rule 2. Reasonable fees may be charged for services provided.
Please note that bulk distribution of court records cannot be made without the approval of the state judicial records committee but under no circumstances will bulk distribution of court records be allowed for commercial gain. Court Operating Rule 2.10.
Thank you for your cooperation and your interest.
Need a lawyer? The Warson Woods Municipal Court does NOT require you to be represented by an attorney. However, if you would like to talk to an attorney, the Missouri Bar has a lawyer search feature on its website, or if you need financial assistance you can Click *HERE* for some options.
While in the courtroom, please observe the following:
- No weapons are permitted in the Municipal Court building or any other city building. Metal detectors are used before entering the court facility and you may be required to be searched by a court security Police Officer.
- Sit quietly in the courtroom whenever court is in session.
- When addressing the Judge do not lean on the bench or have your hands in your pockets.
- No food or drinks allowed in the courtroom, unless medical conditions require such.
- Please wear suitable clothing to court.
- All cellular phones and paging devices need to be turned off while court is in session.
- Hats should be removed before entering the courtroom.
- The Judge will call your name; please wait until you hear your name called before approaching the bench.