Ferguson Municipal Court
The Municipal Division is the judicial branch of the City Government and has jurisdiction over all cases involving violations of the provisions of the Ferguson Charter, Code, and other Ordinances of the city.
222 S. Florissant Rd.
Ferguson, MO. 63135
*Currently held via Zoom (see COVID-19 Update below)
All Court Proceedings are open to the public.
Three sessions are held by the court per month (two night and one day session) at the Municipal Court Building. Please see the Municipal Court Calendar for court dates and times.
The court is presided over by the municipal judge who is appointed by the City Council on the nomination of the city manager for a term of two years. Cases handled by the municipal court consist primarily of:
- Zoning / Building violations
- Traffic violations
- Non-traffic violations (shoplifting, assault, nuisances, narcotics and liquor violations, peace disturbances, etc.)
Municipal Court Judge: Judge William Goldstein
Municipal Prosecutor: Lee Clayton Goodman
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Payment Window closes at 4:30 p.m.
Payment Window will close at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays when court is in session.
Starting Monday, August 3, 2020, Ferguson Municipal Court will begin holding dockets via Zoom. All in-person appearances continued to be POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you have a court date, you should receive instructions on how to access your court session via mail. Your notice and instructions will be sent to the last address the Court has on file for you. If you did not receive them, please contact the Court for this information by calling (314) 524-5264 or emailing us. You will be asked to update your contact information as well.
If you wish to plead guilty as charged before your court date, you can pay your fines and costs online, by calling 1-800-444-1137 or by mailing or dropping off your payment at the Court’s drop box at 222 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135. Check the Uniform Fine Schedule under the Traffic Violations section to locate the amount of the fines and costs for eligible offenses. If your charge is not listed on the Uniform Fine Schedule and you wish to plead guilty, please contact the Court by phone at (314) 524-5264 or by email at for further information.
If you only owe fines and costs, you are not required to appear if payment is received prior to your court date. You may make your payment via the methods listed in the previous paragraph. If you cannot pay your fine, you may ask the court for alternative arrangements such as periodic payments, community service or a reduction in whole or in part if you are determined to be indigent. You will not be arrested for not having enough money to pay your fine.
If you do not have access to a smart phone or a computer, YOU MUST CONTACT THE COURT TO RESCHEDULE YOUR COURT DATE TO A LATER DATE.
Failure to appear for your court proceeding via Zoom, pay your fines and costs or your failure to contact the Court prior to your court date to have your case placed on another court date will result in a summons for a new court date. Failure to appear after a summons has been issued may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and/or a hold being placed on your driver’s license.
For any questions or concerns, please contact the Court by calling (314) 524-5264, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by emailing us.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time.