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Municipal Judge & Court
Municipal Court
The Joplin Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and record which, through its judges and staff, adjudicates traffic infractions and misdemeanor offenses that are alleged to have occurred within the Joplin city limits. All 2 hour parking citations are under the supervision of the City of Joplin Parking Division and are processed in the Municipal Court. Judges, pursuant to applicable provisions of City Ordinance, various state laws and court rules, conduct all hearings - there are no jury trials in Municipal Court.

The main mission of the Court is to promptly and fairly adjudicate all cases filed and to enforce judgments rendered. Ancillary functions include supervising probationers, conducting alcohol and drug evaluations and drug and alcohol education programs, coordinating community service and house arrest activities, provide information to citizens about the municipal judicial process and collect fines and fees.

The Court is under the direction of and Administrative Judge and a part-time judge who preside over court proceedings. The Court is under the direct supervision of the Court Administrator. The support staff positions consist of two Senior Court Clerks, one Sentencing Court Clerk, two Court Clerks, and two Compliance Officers.

Amnesty Day to be held on November 14,2014 for the Joplin Municipal Court
Because the Joplin Municipal Court recognizes the difficulties many citizens may have in meeting their obligations with the Municipal Court, it will hold an Amnesty Day on Friday, November 14,2014. Warrants fees and Failure to Appear fees will be waived for anyone wishing to turn themselves in on warrants on this day at the Municipal Court, which is located at 303 E 3rd Street. The Amnesty Day hours are from 11a.m. to 5p.m. This program is for Joplin Municipal warrants only.