The Court is currently closed to the Public through June 1, 2020
Current access to Court Administrator is via phone/e-mail
Department Hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
We will open our office window ONLY for Court on May 28th at 4 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Municipal Court
6502 Royal Street
Pleasant Valley, MO 64068
The Court Office is located inside Pleasant Valley City Hall around the back of the building on the lower level.
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Municipal Judge – Michael J. Svetlic
City Prosecutor – Shawn Blair
Court Administrator - Sarah Everhart email@example.com
Assistant Court Clerk - Megan Heryford
Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the 7th Judicial Circuit Court 3/16/2020 (click link for information)
PLEASANT VALLEY COVID ORDER 5/20/2020
CLAY COUNTY ORDER 5/18/2020
The 7th Judicial Circuit Court of Missouri, Pleasant Valley Municipal Division is an extension and qualified division of the Circuit Court of Clay County. The Municipal Court adjudicates traffic and other ordinance violations filed by the Pleasant Valley Police Department, Animal Control and Code Enforcement Officers.
The mission of the Municipal Court is to treat the citizens who appear in a timely, courteous and professional manner and assure them of a fair and impartial disposition of their case(s).
PAY YOUR FINES (click for link)
* Payments may be made in person, via phone, or online (link above)
* Cash, check with valid ID, or credit/debit cards are accepted
* Checks are made out to the City of Pleasant Valley, a copy of the ID will be taken at the time of payment
* The Court will NOT accept payments on court dates after 4pm, without an appearance before the Judge as they will be preparing for Court.
Your failure to appear in court at the time specified on your citation, or otherwise respond to the citation as directed, may result in the suspension of your driver's license and driving privilege and may result in a warrant being issued for your arrest. Other legal penalties prescribed by law may be imposed for failure to appear and dispose of the violation.
Court Hearings are held at 5:30pm, unless otherwise stated by Court Staff. One Continuance may be granted for defendants unrepresented by counsel on their Initial Arraignment date, up to 30 days by the Court Clerks via phone or in person upon request prior to 4pm on the day of their scheduled Court Hearing.
Public Defenders are to be requested in OPEN Court and are subject to approval from the Municipal Judge if qualifications are met.
Subpoenas - Read Your Rights
A subpoena is a legal order to appear in court at a specific date and time. Subpoenas are issued when a defendant pleads not guilty and wishes to have a trial. The court may issue a subpoena to complainants, witnesses and victims. If you are served a subpoena, it will remain in effect until the case is concluded or you are discharged by the Court. No additional subpoena is required for your future appearance at any hearing of the case. If you fail to appear while under subpoena, you may be held in contempt of court and it may result in the issuance of a warrant for your arrest.
If you were subpoenaed to court, your case will be called at 5:30pm. The Judge will confirm that the case is still set for trial and then ask all parties to have a seat so the Prosecutor can review the file. Trials will then be held at the end of the docket.
Municipal Court Links:
- Active Warrant List updated 3/17/2020
Active Warrants will be updated once a month on this website, if you have a question about a warrant please contact the Court.
- We are not accepting walk-in warrants at this time. You can contact the Court Office with any questions related to how you should take care of a warrant, (816) 792-4812.
PLEASE SEE THE CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE
The 3/23/2020 court date has been cancelled. We will post the new date when we have that information.
The 4/13/2020 court date has been cancelled. We will post the new date when we have that information.
The 4/27/2020 court date has been cancelled. We will post the new date when we have the information.
The 5/11/2020 court date has been cancelled. We will post the new date when we have the information.
We will continue plea recommendations outside of Court until further notice. We encourage you to utilize this method.
If you have to come to Court, then please bring the Defendant with you, if possible, and have them provide you with their payment amount ahead of time.
Other Helpful Links:
Court Operating Rule #2 - Public Access to Records in the Judicial Department
Court Operating Rule #16 - Cameras in the Courtroom
Pleasant Valley Ordinances
Missouri Department of Revenue
7th Judicial Circuit, Clay County, Missouri
The Missouri Bar