Municipal Court

Pleading (Non-Mandatory Appearance)

Pleading "Not Guilty" to non-mandatory courtroom appearance offenses

If you desire to plead "not guilty", you or your attorney may appear at the "Traffic Violations Bureau" 111 E. Maple, Independence, Missouri 64050 or call (816)325-7236 and request a not guilty trial date. If you received a ticket with a mail-in fine, you must request a not guilty court date within 30 days of the violation.

Pleading "Guilty" to non-mandatory courtroom appearance cases with court date issued

If your fine is payable by mail, please view the fine schedule. Payments cannot be paid on a fine less than 48 hours before the court date. Tickets with a court date can also be paid at the Municipal Court cashier window or paid through the mail. All returned checks are subject to penalty and issuance of a warrant for your arrest. DO NOT MAIL CASH. Make checks payable to Independence Municipal Court. (No counter checks or starter checks.)

Get further information about possibly paying your ticket online.