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
*We are currently holding both in-person and virtual court dates. All Court Proceedings are open to the public.
Both day and night court sessions are being held. 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. 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.
All in-person appearances court appearances are subject to COVID-19 mandates and protocols. No one is allowed in the courtroom without proper face coverings. Only those on the docket or with subpoenas will be allowed in the courtroom.
Dockets that are held remotely will be using WebEx video conferencing.
- Go to https://www.webex.com on a web browser, or go to the Webex application on a smartphone. Click on Join Meeting.
- Enter the Meeting Information 2492-940-3186 and hit the Enter button.
- Enter your first and last name as it appears on your ticket/charge.
- Enter your email address. Click on Next or Join
- Enable your audio by selecting the “Use Internet for audio” button.
- Click on JOIN.
To update your mailing or e-mail 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.
Check the Uniform Fine Schedule under the Traffic Violations section to locate the amount of the fines and court costs for an eligible offense. If your charge is not listed on the Uniform Fine Schedule, please contact the Prosecutor by calling (314) 524-5264 and answer for his assistant or via e-mail at FergusonProsecutor@fergusoncity.com for POSSIBLE resolution.
If you only owe fines and court 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 smartphone or computer, YOU MUST CONTACT THE COURT AT LEAST ONE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED COURT DATE TO RECEIVE A LATER DATE.
Failure to appear for your court proceeding via WebEx, pay your fines and court 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 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or by e-mailing us at FergusonCourt@fergusoncity.com.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation at this time.