Municipal Court

The Crestwood Municipal division is a branch of the 21st Circuit Court of the State of Missouri. It is authorized by the Missouri Constitution. 

The Crestwood Municipal Division is established to protect the rights of all citizens and pledges to provide the fair and impartial administration of justice in accordance with the rule of law and in a manner that is befitting the integrity, and dignity of a court of law. 

If there is anything you do not understand, do not hesitate to ask questions.

Proper attire is required in the courtroom. No shorts, halter tops or tank tops allowed in the courtroom. 

Mobile phones must be turned off in the courtroom.

The Type of Cases That Are Heard

The local ordinance violations that the Crestwood Municipal Division adjudicates include:

  • Assaults
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Housing
  • Peace Disturbance/trespassing
  • Stealing
  • Traffic Offenses
  • Zoning
  • And more

 Know Your Rights

If there is anything you don't understand, please feel free to ask the judge:
  • Right to trial 
  • Right to know when the court is open 
  • Right to attend court 
  • Right to release pending hearing 
  • Right to access court records 
  • Right to an attorney 
  • Right to have a judge decide if you can afford a lawyer or afford to pay fines 
  • Right to a court-appointed attorney 
  • Right to request a different judge

For further information please access the Know Your Rights brochure under the General Information tab

Pro Se (Representing Yourself)

You may choose to represent yourself. By doing so, you are responsible for operating as your own attorney and are subject to the rules of the court operations as ordered of court operations as ordered by law, the Missouri Supreme Court and the Local Court Rules of the 21st Judicial Circuit.

You can access the municipal city codes here.