Municipal Court

Municipal Court

The Municipal Court of the City of Richmond Heights is the judicial branch of the city government and is a Division of the 21st Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Missouri.  The Municipal Judge and Clerk of the Court are empowered to collect court fines and costs, take oaths, sign and issue subpoenas, establish and operate the Traffic Violations Bureau, and perform all other duties provided for by the Municipal Code, ordinance and state law.  The Court prepares, maintains, and safeguards records, reports and documents relating to Court activities in the required manner and within time frames established by law.

The Municipal Court has three court sessions monthly, operating with the Municipal Judge, Prosecuting Attorney and the Court Clerks.  The City Council appoints both the Municipal Judge and the Prosecuting Attorney, both of whom must be licensed to practice law in the State of Missouri. 

To look up traffic ticket information, click here or the image below. 
(Website will be available March 3rd, 2016)


Stephen O'Brien

Municipal Judge


Municipal Court
7447 Dale Ave.

P: (314) 645-1982 ext. 3
F: (314) 655-3546

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You have been summoned to come to court on the date shown on your ticket.

You may plead not guilty on the court date and a later trial date will be set.

You may plead guilty by mail for most charges or by coming to the court to pay your fine during normal business hours or on court date.

If you plead guilty at court, you will be given a future 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 on the court date shown on your ticket.  You will not be arrested for not having money to pay your fines.

If you do not come to court when summoned to do so, you are subject to a warrant being issued for your arrest.