All uniform citation tickets show the court date, in the top left-hand corner of the ticket, as well as the violation.  Violations listed on the Violation Fees List may be paid by mail and do not require a court appearance.  An appearance in Municipal Court is mandatory on all other violations, including accident violations.

To plead GUILTY in writing and pay the fine and costs without coming to court, follow these steps:

  • Sign the "Appearance, Plea of Guilty and Waiver" on the back of the ticket.
  • Check the Violation Fees List for the name of the offense and fine amount.
  • Include a Money Order or Cashier's Check payable to Municipal Court of Cape Girardeau. Cash is only accepted at the Court's cashier window at City Hall.
  • Enclose the ticket and payment in an envelope. Instructions are included on the bottom of the ticket. 
  • Mail or deliver to:  
    City of Cape Girardeau Municipal Court 
    401 Independence Street 
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
  • Payment must be received by 5 p.m. the day before the court date.
  • Payment may be made online .

To plead NOT GUILTY to the violation, appear in court on the date and time indicated at the top left hand corner of the citation.

WARNING: An arrest warrant could be issued, or a suspension of driver's license could occur for not appearing in court or not making payment in full by the scheduled appearance date. Contact the court to reschedule a court appearance by calling 573-339-6323 (emails not accepted).

Missouri Driver License Points

Points are assessed when a defendant is found guilty of disobeying traffic laws. The points assessed are based on the severity of the offense. To inquire about a driving record or points assessed, contact the Missouri Driver Licensing Division.

Missouri Driver Licensing Division - Local Office
51 South Plaza Way
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Phone: 573-335-3659

Missouri Driver Licensing Division - State Headquarters
Phone: 573-751-4475
Email Driver Licensing Division

To learn what infractions can receive points and how many are assessed for various violations, consult the Point System Violation Description Table.