About the Court

Special COVID restrictions apply (READ MORE

NOTICE:  Due to software changes, the Court office will be closed to the public and not accepting phone calls as follows:
Monday, August 2, 1:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, August 3, 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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 


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

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