Municipal Court

Court is held at 6 p.m. (not every Tuesday) with the 23rd Judicial Court.

Rights & Responsibilities

The City of Festus Municipal Court is a division of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County, 23rd Judicial Circuit. Cases in Municipal Court involve alleged violations of municipal ordinances of the City of Festus. If you have received a ticket / summons for a municipal ordinance violation, you have certain rights and responsibilities.

Legal Advice

If you have any questions regarding Municipal Court that cannot be answered by the information provided, you need to contact a private attorney for legal advice. The Municipal Court staff cannot give you legal advice. Also, do not contact the City Attorney's Office, as they cannot give you legal advice regarding any court case.

Driving While Influenced

On all DWIs, appearance is required and if you have an attorney, the attorney is required to appear as well.

Traffic Citation

Festus Municipal Court is proud to offer online citation payments at our Festus Tickets Website. You can also call 877-793-7144 from the hours of:

  • Monday through Friday
    7 a.m. to Midnight
  • Saturday and Sunday
    9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The office is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.


Absolutely no continuances will be taken by phone. We must have the defendant's signature on a summons so you must come into the office during office hours.