Court to Reopen to the Public, Cases Rescheduled
Posted on 09/18/2020

Cape Girardeau Municipal Court Reopened Monday, October 5, 2020
An Oct. 20 Order Now Allows Maximum of 25 People Per Room in Addition to Staff

The city/municipal court recently closed to the public due to COVID-19 issues but will reopen Monday. Judge Benjamin Lewis has issued an updated order allowing the City court to reopen with several COVID safety precautions. All court dates during the closure period were rescheduled and the new date was sent to addresses on file. Anyone still needing their new court date should contact the court clerk's office at 573-339-6323 or see the website at for an updated court date.

Safety precautions in place at the court moving forward include:

  • No one exhibiting symptoms will be allowed entry.
  • To reschedule due to illness, contact the court office at 573-339-6323.
  • Face masks and distancing will be required while avoiding groups of over 10 people.
  • Vulnerable individuals may request court by video conference.

  • For more read the whole order:
         Download 10/5 Open Order PDF
         Download 10/21 25 Maximum People Order PDF
    Find all and future orders here:

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    As of Sept. 18, 2020 the City of Cape Girardeau Municipal Court will be closed to the public until at least after Oct. 3.

    The court will be mailing out new summons with court dates to everyone who had been scheduled during this time frame. If you need to update your address please contact the clerk’s office.

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