thomas_mcgiffin
Thomas C. McGiffin, Municipal Judge
taran_svoboda
Taran Svoboda, Court Administrator

 

Peter W. Schloss, Prosecutor
Peter W. Schloss, Prosecutor

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Seventh Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, Excelsior Springs Municipal Division is an extension and qualified division of the Circuit Court of Clay County. The Municipal Court adjudicates traffic and other ordinance violations filed by the Excelsior Springs Police Department, Animal Control and Code Enforcement Officers.
The mission of The Municipal Court is to treat the citizens who appear in a timely, courteous and efficient manner and assure them of a fair and impartial disposition of their case(s).

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS TRAFFIC BUREAU
(located in the Police Department)
301 S. Main Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-630-0209

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MUNICIPAL COURT
HALL OF WATERS BUILDING – 2ND FLOOR
201 E. Broadway Avenue
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

PAYMENT HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
*excludes holidays*

 

2018 COURT DATES

Court dockets will be posted below approximately two (2) weeks prior to the corresponding court date. Please be advised that continuances may not be reflected depending on when the continuance was requested.

If you need to verify whether or not you are on the docket, please contact the court at 816-630-0209.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Monday, January 22, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018                 

Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday, March 12, 2018                      

Monday, March 26, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018                           

Monday, April 23, 2018

Monday, May 7, 2018                            

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018                         

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018                                     

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018                     

Monday, August 27, 2018

Monday, September 10, 2018             

Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018                     

Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018                

Monday, November 19, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018                 

Monday, December 10, 2018

DOCKET TIMES
In-Custody Docket: 5:00 p.m.
Probation Violation/Revocation Hearings: 5:15 p.m.
Bond Forfeiture Hearings: 5:15 p.m.
Regular Docket: 5:30 p.m.
Trials

SUBPOENAS
A subpoena is a legal order to appear in court at a specific date and time. Subpoenas are issued when a defendant pleads not guilty and wishes to have a trial. The court may issue subpoenas to complainants, witnesses, and victims. If you are served a subpoena, it will remain in effect until the case is concluded or you are discharged by the Court. No additional subpoena is required for your future appearance at any hearing of the case. If you fail to appear while under subpoena, you may be held in contempt of court and it may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.

If you were subpoenaed to court, your case will be called at 6:00 p.m. The Judge will confirm that the case is still set for trial and then ask all parties to have a seat so the Prosecutor can review the file. Trials will then be held at the end of the docket.

CITATIONS & PAYMENT INFORMATION
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN COURT AT THE TIME SPECIFIED ON YOUR CITATION, OR OTHERWISE RESPOND TO THE CITATION AS DIRECTED, MAY RESULT IN THE SUSPENSION OF YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE AND DRIVING PRIVILEGE AND MAY RESULT IN A WARRANT BEING ISSUED FOR YOUR ARREST. OTHER LEGAL PENALTIES PRESCRIBED BY LAW MAY BE IMPOSED FOR FAILURE TO APPEAR AND DISPOSE OF THE VIOLATION.

Fine Schedule (PDF)

TRAFFIC OFFENSES REQUIRING A COURT APPEARANCE
No proof of insurance (even if you had insurance at the time of the stop)
Any violation involving a motor vehicle accident
Speeding 26 M.P.H. or more over the speed limit

OPTIONS FOR PLEADING GUILTY PRIOR TO COURT

DEBIT OR CREDIT CARDS:

There is a $3.95 flat fee for payments ranging from $0-$60. All transactions exceeding $60 will incur a 6.5% fee.
Pay online at www.trafficpayment.com
Pay over the phone at 1-800-444-1187

Debit/credit cards are accepted in person but will be still be processed through our third party vendor (Traffic Payment) and will be subject to the fees listed above.

PARTIAL PAYMENTS CANNOT BE PAID THROUGH TRAFFIC PAYMENT UNLESS IT IS PART OF AN ACTIVE PAYMENT AGREEMENT!

You must have your ticket number and payment amount available when paying through Traffic Payment as they do not have access to look up your case. 

CASH, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER:

To dispose of your citation prior to the assigned court date, in person or by mail, you must:
1. Sign the Appearance, Plea of Guilty and Waiver on the back of your citation.
2. Obtain cash, money order, personal check or cashier’s check payable to City of Excelsior Springs in the designated amount listed on the fine schedule.
3. Mail or bring in payment no later than 3:00 P.M. on your scheduled court date.
Mailed payments must be received by the court on or before the court date. Do not mail cash!
Mail to: Excelsior Springs Municipal Court, 301 S. Main Street, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Pay in person OR mail your payment to:
EXCELSIOR SPRINGS TRAFFIC BUREAU
(located in the Police Department)
301 S. Main Street
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024
816-630-0209

PAYMENT HOURS
Monday – Friday, 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.
*excludes holidays*

THE PAYMENT WINDOW CLOSES AT 3:00 P.M. ON COURT DATES. 

If your violation/fine is not listed on the fine schedule, you must appear in court on the date and time listed on your citation.
Court is held in the Hall of Waters building, 201 E. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024.


PROBATION AGENCIES

Harmon Counseling and Court Services, LLC
816-900-1558

Midwest ADP
http://midwestadp.net/index.php/locations

Northland Dependency Services (NDS)
http://www.ndsncs.com/


HELPFUL LINKS

The Payment Group/Traffic Payment
http://www.trafficpayment.com/

Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
https://www.kcmba.org/

The Missouri Bar
http://www.mobar.com

Missouri Department of Revenue
http://dor.mo.gov/

7th Judicial Circuit, Clay County, Missouri
http://www.circuit7.net/