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Jefferson County,
Est. 1818
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Jefferson County Municipal Court 


Welcome to the Jefferson County Municipal Court. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  If you have a ticket and wish to pay it over the phone, we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express credit cards, as well as, debit cards. There is a 2.5% convenience fee for all credit and debit card transactions. You may also pay in person with a credit card, money order, cash or check at our office in the Justice Center, 400 First St., Third Floor, Hillsboro, MO.

To pay by mail, the address is Jefferson County Municipal Court, 400 First St, P.O. Box 100, Hillsboro, MO 63050. If your payment is received before the court date on the citation you may take $14.00 off the price of the ticket excluding seat belt or parking tickets.

You may also pay on-line by clicking on the following link:

If you have a DWI, driving while revoked or suspended, you must appear before the Judge.  Due to the seriousness of these charges, you may wish to obtain an attorney. If you had insurance at the time you received a "no insurance" ticket, you may bring proof to the court office during work hours and your ticket will be dismissed.

If you need assistance, please call 636-797-6265.  The Municipal Court office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Our fax number is:  636-797-6417

Joseph Rathert, Municipal Judge

Victor Melenbrink, Municipal Prosecutor

Molly Jaskiewicz, Court Administrator