In 2008 Jackson County formed a County Municipal Court to adjudicate general County Ordinance violations. The court held its 1st session in July of 2008.
Rather than the 16th Circuit Court, the County Municipal Court considers all tickets for general County Ordinance violations posted June 1, 2008, or later. Municipal Court dockets are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in the Jury Room (Room 157) on the 1st floor:
Eastern Jackson County Courthouse
308 W Kansas
Independence, MO 64050
Questions can be referred to our County Municipal Court Administrator at 816-881-1697.
All tickets on general County Ordinance violations written prior to June 1, 2008, will continue to be considered by the 16th Circuit Court. All state offenses will continue to be handled through the Circuit Court. Questions can be referred to the Circuit Court Criminal Records Division at 816-881-4500 in Independence or 816-881-4350 in Kansas City.
Examples of general County Ordinance violations include food inspections, animal control, code enforcement, park citations issued by the respective enforcement department personnel, as well as traffic or other ordinance violations issued by the County Sheriff’s Department.