Access Missouri Courts online directly. Search court records; from Missouri county courts to Supreme courts. Find criminal filings, Missouri dissolution of marriage or divorce records from official state websites. File small claims lawsuits. Link to Missouri probate sources with helpful information. Bankruptcy courts by jurisdiction or by districts. Missouri state courts contact information such as telephone numbers and more.
Missouri State Court Records Search Suggestions
As there may be more one source to obtaining Missouri criminal, civil and divorce records, it is important to search multiple state courts to find the correct records.
Missouri State Court Structure:
The Missouri municipal court has jurisdiction over municipal traffic and ordinance violations. The Missouri circuit court has exclusive civil jurisdiction (including civil appeals) ($0/no maximum; associate division $0/$25,000). The circuit court also hears small claims matters of up to $3,000. The Missouri circuit court has exclusive domestic relations jurisdiction, exclusive criminal jurisdiction, and exclusive juvenile jurisdiction. The circuit court also hears traffic/other violation. The circuit court handles preliminary hearings. The Missouri court of appeals has mandatory jurisdiction in civil, noncapital criminal, capital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, original proceeding, and interlocutory decision cases. The court of appeals has no discretionary jurisdiction. The Missouri supreme court has mandatory jurisdiction in civil, capital criminal, criminal, and original proceeding cases. The Missouri supreme court has discretionary jurisdiction in civil, noncapital criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, and original proceeding cases.
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Missouri Civil and Divorce Court Records
Judgments, lawsuits, dissolution of marriage, civil court cases.
|Missouri Criminal Court Records
Felony, misdemeanors and traffic violations.
|Missouri District Court Records
Filings in my District courthouses.
|Civil, family law cases and divorces, personal injury cases, lawsuits, estate planning and probate matters.
- Missouri Circuit Courts
Divisions of circuit court include- associate circuit, small claims, family and probate.
- Missouri Juvenile and Family Courts
Juvenile and family courts hear domestic relations matters, including dissolutions, child custody, visitation, child support and adoptions.
- Missouri Court Services
Direct weblinks to services including ADA accommodations, court interpreter services, ethics and discipline, boards and commissions and more.
- Missouri Supreme Court
Highest Court in the State of Missouri. Direct weblinks to docketed cases, minutes of the court and decision dates.
- Missouri Court of Appeals
Mandatory jurisdiction in civil, administrative agency, juvenile, original proceeding, and interlocutory decision cases. Search courts by district.
- Missouri Bankruptcy Courts
Link to free forms, use electronic filing systems and other judicial tools available to the public. Search Bankruptcy filings and view cases from the courthouses and jurisdictions.
- Missouri Judgments and Liens
UCC searches by an individual or attorneys. Link to information for defaults, recovery, default, cases and files that can show civil judgments.
|Most criminal cases are started when a prosecutor, either a district attorney (who represents a county) or the attorney general (who represents the state), files a complaint with the court.
|Missouri circuit court clerks listed by county. Request records and transcripts of cases including civil, civil appeals, small claims, domestic relations, juvenile, criminal, traffic and other violations.
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