About the Court

Special COVID restrictions apply (READ MORE**MASKS REQUIRED** The 32nd Judicial Circuit Court and facilities are managed/regulated by the Circuit Judges Scott Lipke and Ben Lewis. Mandates for the 32nd Judicial Circuit are issued by that office.

FOR ANY CASE FILED AUGUST 1, 2021 OR THEREAFTER, THE CASE WILL BE FILED ON SHOW ME COURTS.  YOU CAN  PAY YOUR CASE AND FOLLOW THE PROGRESS OF YOUR CASE ONLINE AT https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet .   ON ALL OF THESE CASES, AN ADDITIONAL COURT COST OF $7.00 FOR COURT AUTOMATION WILL BE ADDED TO YOUR TOTAL.





Cape Girardeau Municipal Court

The Municipal Court for the City of Cape Girardeau is a division of the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, 32nd Judicial Circuit. Cases in Municipal Court involve alleged violations of municipal ordinances.

 

  • Court is in session every Tuesday and Thursday in the Courtroom at 2536 Maria Louise Lane.
  • The City Prosecutor files all cases heard in Municipal Court.
  • The Court is staffed by a part-time Municipal Judge, Court Administrator, and three court clerks. 
  • Court staff cannot give legal advice.
  • Court costs are $28.50 per case.

 Traffic Violations Bureau

  • Located in the Municipal Court Office, 2536 Maria Louise Lane.
  • Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
  • Many citations can be paid at the violations bureau, through the mail, or online.
  • Certain citations require a court appearance. 

Courtroom Decorum & Dress

  • Attorneys and court officials shall wear appropriate professional attire while in attendance upon the Court.  
  • For male attorneys appropriate professional attire shall include a suitable coat, tie, and socks.
  • Shorts are not allowed to be worn in the courtroom.
  • Attorneys shall advise their clients and witnesses of the formalities of the Court, including attire, befitting a court appearance and seek their full cooperation thereby avoiding embarrassment to the Court and public as well.
  • Cell phone use in the courtroom is prohibited.

Information for Attorneys

All court filings are to be submitted through one of the following acceptable methods:

All filings should be copied to the City Attorney's Office.
  • Fax to 573-339-0284
  • By mail: 401 Independence Street, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 

Contact

City of Cape Girardeau Municipal Court
2536 Maria Louise Lane
Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
573-339-6323 Phone
573-339-6308 Fax
municipalcourt@cityofcape.org


  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane
  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane
  • 2530 Maria Louise Lane