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Pay a Ticket
Tickets that can be paid without going to court are listed on our Fine Schedule for Municipal Offenses. You will pay the amount on the schedule plus add $35.00 to the amount shown on the fine schedule. If the Fine Schedule has a star on the side, you will not pay the extra $35.00. You will not have to go to court to pay the fines on the Fine Schedule but you will have to call (417) 237-7001 or go to City Hall at 326 Grant Street to pay the fine before your court date. If you don't find your type of ticket on the Fine Schedule you will have to appear in Municipal Court.
If payment is made in person, payment must be made by cashiers check, money order, or cash in exact change. (Payment must be received before your court date, or a warrant may be issued.) We do not accept personal or business checks.
If you prefer to pay by phone with a credit card, please call City Hall at 417-237-7001. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. There is a small convenience fee added if you choose to pay by card.
You may contact the Municipal Court Administrator Jessica Baugh, at 417-237-7001, Monday through Friday from 8 am- 5 pm.
When you come to court you will either plead guilty or not guilty. If you plead not guilty your case will be set for trial and you will be given a new court date. Trials start at 2 pm.
Carthage Municipal Division is held at Memorial Hall, 407 S Garrison at 9 am on the following dates in 2023:
April 13th and 27th
May 11th and 18th
June 8th and 29th
July 13th and 27th
August 10th and 24th
September 14th and 28th
October 5th and 26th
November 2nd and 16th
December 7th and 14th
Individuals who need to discuss payment schedules can appear before Judge Workman at 2 pm on the listed dates.