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 Webex (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. 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 continued to be POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dockets will be held remotely using WebEx video conferencing.
Go to www.webex.com on a web browser, or go to the Webex application on a smart phone. Click on Join Meeting.
Enter the Meeting Information 146 465 3175 and hit the Enter button.
Enter your name as it appears on your ticket/charge.
Enter your email address. Click on Next or Join.
Enable your audio by selecting “Use Internet for audio” button. Click on JOIN.
If you need 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.
If you wish to plead guilty as charged before your court date, you can pay your fines and court costs online at www.trafficpayment.com, 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 court costs for 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 smart phone 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.