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
All court operations have returned to in-person. Exceptions will be implemented if the court experiences limited operation due to inclement weather or other unforeseen emergencies.
Both day and night court sessions are being held. Please see the Municipal Court Calendar for court dates and times.
COVID-19 Update: Information Regarding In-Person Court Hearings
EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023, ALL COURT OPERATIONS HAVE RETURNED TO IN-PERSON APPEARANCES ONLY.
To update your mailing address, please contact the Court by calling (314) 524-5264 or via e-mail at FergusonCourt@fergusoncity.com.
You may plead guilty as charged and pay your fines before your court date. If you received your citation/summons before May 5, 2021, you can pay your fines and court costs online at www.trafficpayment.com or by calling 1-800-444-1137 .
If you received your citation/summons after May 5, 2021, you may plead guilty and pay online at www.courts.mo.gov/pbw
For both, you can pay by mail or drop off your payment (in the form of a money order or cashier's check only) at the Court's drop box at 222 S. Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135.
Failure to appear for your court proceeding, pay your fines and court costs, or your failure to contract 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 8:00 am to 4:00 pm or by e-mailing us at FergusonCourt@fergusoncity.com.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time.
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 Judges: Judge William Goldstein
Judge Craig Smith
Municipal Prosecutor: Christian Roberts
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Payments are taken between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Court window will close at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays when court is in session.