City of Harrisonville Municipal Court

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Court Sessions

Court sessions are usually held on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at Harrisonville City Hall, 300 E Pearl Street.

  • Trials are held on the first Wednesday docket of the month at 3 p.m.
  • Attorney dockets are at 4:30 p.m.
  • Arraignment dockets are at 5:30 p.m.

Responsibilities

The Harrisonville Municipal Court handles all traffic and City ordinance violations written by the Harrisonville Police Department, Animal Control and Code Enforcement.

If a ticket was written by the Missouri State Highway Patrol or by the Cass County Sheriff's Department, please contact the Cass County Circuit Court at (816) 380-8227.

Court Audit

The Harrisonville Municipal Court received a rating of "Good" from Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway, CPA, following its official audit in 2016.

Interested persons may read the Citizens Summary and the Full Report on the State Auditor's website (PDF).

Payable Offenses

For a schedule of standard fines that may be paid without a court appearance, refer to the envelope that was provided along with the citation.

Certain violations require a court appearance and cannot be paid in advance. If your offense does not appear on the fine schedule, you may contact the court at (816) 380-8903, to verify.

If the ticket is payable and is received in our office before the court date indicated at the top left corner of the ticket, no court appearance is required.

If your payment is past due, or your case is in warrant status you must contact the court to verify the payment.

A court appearance is required if you are requesting time to pay.

Please direct all questions regarding the status of your case to the Harrisonville Municipal Court at 816-380-8903.

If the dollar amount shown on your case is $29.50, the case is not payable through the violations bureau and you will be required to appear in court on the assigned court date.

Acceptable forms of payment

Online - You must have your ticket number and the amount due.
Phone - 1-877-222-0377 You must have your ticket number and the amount due.
Mail - Harrisonville Municipal Court
P.O. Box 367
Harrisonville, MO 64701
Make check or money order payable to City of Harrisonville
In person - City Hall, 300 E Pearl Street, Harrisonville, MO 64701

If someone else is paying your fine with a personal check or with a debit/credit card, they must be present with their photo ID.

Unwrapped or loose coins in excess of $5 will not be accepted.

Continuances

Defendants may request one continuance over the phone for an initial arraignment. This is the only continuance that can be granted over the phone by the clerk. Contact the Municipal Court at (816) 380-8903.

All other continuances must be requested before the judge on the assigned court date.

The judge cannot take telephone calls or see defendants outside of a courtroom. Continuances left on voicemail will not be granted.

The Municipal Court office does not answer telephone calls after 4 p.m. on the day of court.

Fail to provide proof financial responsibility citations (no insurance) 

Offenses for failing to provide proof of valid insurance are payable without making a court appearance or appearing before the judge. See the fine schedule for fine amounts.

If you had insurance at the time of the traffic stop but did not have it with you, you may send or bring proof of insurance to the court office before your court date, during normal business hours. A copy will be taken and then forwarded to the judge. If the judge approves the documentation, a finding of not guilty will be entered on the record.

Failure to appear

Failure to either pre-pay of appearing on an assigned court date to dispose of an offense could result in a warrant being issued for your arrest and you may be required to post bond. A failure to appear or pay for your offense may be reported to your state licensing authority and your driving privilege could be suspended.

To get a license back after a failure to appear in court for traffic violation (FACT) suspension, you will be required to show proof of compliance and pay a $20 reinstatement fee, per offense, to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Driver's License Bureau. 

The court may place a hold on your driver's license so that you cannot apply for a new or duplicate drivers license. In order for the hold to be removed, you must dispose of your citation by paying the fines and court costs due, or by complying with conditions of your probation. The court will send a notification to the Missouri Department of Revenue, Driver's License Bureau once all requirements have been met. A $20 reinstatement fee is not required.

If you receive a ticket while traveling out of state, the Missouri Department of Revenue can suspend your license for failure to pay tickets issued anywhere in the United States.

If you have failed to pay your offense or appear in court, please contact the court office at (816) 380-8903.

Points assessed on driver's license

Points are assessed on a license by the Missouri Department of Revenue.

The Harrisonville Municipal Court has no authority over the Missouri Point System. Find the current points table and other license information.

The Municipal Court does not have access to the number of points assessed on a license. You may contact the MDoR at (573) 526-2407 to find non-personal information, such as traffic tickets and suspension/revocation.

Attorney information

All attorneys must complete entry of appearance before commencing representation of a defendant.

All pleas agreements must go through the City Prosecutor. A plea agreement form signed by the City Prosecutor and the Attorney/Defendant must be presented at the time of disposition to the court.

The attorney plea docket starts at 4:30 p.m. on the assigned court date.

Contact Us

  1. Judge -


    Kevin Anderson

    Prosecutor -


    Joseph Cambiano

    Court Administrator -


    Michelle Shaffer

    300 E. Pearl St.
    Harrisonville, MO 64701

    Ph: 816-380-8903
    Fx: 816-380-8910
    Email: court@harrisonville.com

    Hours
    Monday - Friday
    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.