Municipal Court

Overview

The Ozark Municipal Court is a division of the 38th Circuit Court of Christian County, Missouri. The Ozark Municipal Court began operating in 2005. The mission of the Ozark Municipal Court is to provide for the just, fair, and expeditious resolution of cases. Beginning in January 2022, the Ozark Municipal Court will be held in the Christian County Circuit Court Division IV before the Honorable Judge Bacon.

Services

Cases that routinely come before the court include traffic offenses, stealing, common assault, and a variety of other violations of city ordinances. 


Court Schedule
 
The Board of Aldermen have elected to have the violations of the Municipal Code of the City of Ozark, Missouri, heard and determined by an Associate Circuit Judge in Christian County Circuit Court. These cases are anticipated to begin being heard by the honorable Judge Bacon beginning in January 2022. All Ozark Municipal Court dates for the remainder of 2021 are cancelled. For up to date information on the status of a case, please check Missouri Case.Net at https://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do. Notice of a new court date, location, and time will be mailed to the address on file.


This Municipal Court has moved into a Municipal Court Operating Phase TWO and per the Supreme Court of Missouri guidelines, masks or face coverings are still required in this phase.

Important links: 

Violations Bureau: To view the list of fines, click here.   

In 2019, the Ozark Municipal Court began the transition to the state’s mandated software, Show Me Courts. During this time, all cases filed prior to April 1, 2019, will be payable through the third party vendor, nCourt. This vendor offers the defendant to pay fines & court costs on a website or by a toll free phone number. Please keep in mind that there is a 7% processing fee through this vendor. Otherwise, all cases filed after April 1, 2019, will be payable through the Show Me Courts’ payment website which can be accessed on Casenet. Any payments made through Casenet will have a variable processing fee.

PLEASE CONTACT THE MUNICIPAL COURT PRIOR TO ATTEMPTING TO PAY.

Show Me Courts payment: click here.

The Ozark Municipal Court apologizes for the inconvenience concerning the Violations Bureau and asks all citizens to be patient and understanding of this matter. For all questions relating to your citation, please contact the Ozark Municipal Court at 417-582-5883.


Important Informational Documents


Your Rights in Court
Online Gavel Text