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Municipal Court
The Municipal Court staff provides support to the municipal judge in preparation of court dockets, processing court orders, payments, and maintaining the files and records required by state and federal law.


  • You have been ticketed to come to court on the date shown on your ticket.
  • You may plead not guilty by coming to court and a trial date will be set.
  • You may plead guilty by mail or by coming to the St. Joseph Municipal Court to pay your fine.
  • If you plead guilty, you will be given a new date to pay if you can’t pay the day of court.
  • If you want to plead guilty, but you don’t have the funds to pay your ticket, you still must come to court. You will not be arrested for not having money to pay.
  • If you are indigent, you may be required to complete documentation to be determined by the court as evidence of your financial status and as an aid to the court in assessing fines, costs and setting of a payment plan.
  • If you do not come to court when summoned to do so, you are subject to a warrant being issued for your arrest.

Court office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:30pm.
Court office closed for the following holidays:
  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • President's Day
  • Truman's Birthday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day (Fourth of July)
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas

Payments can be made by cash, check, money order, or online by credit card.

The Honorable John Boeh graduated from Washburn University in 1974 and from Washburn University Law School in 1977. He was elected Municipal Judge in 2001, filling the vacant seat left by the retiring presiding judge. He was re-elected to his own term in 2002.

He previously served as city prosecutor and city attorney for the city of St. Joseph. Judge Boeh is a member of the Missouri Bar Association and St. Joseph Bar Association.

Docket and Warrants

Contact Us
Joanie Geesing
Court Administrator

Buchanan County Courthouse
411 Jules St.
St. Joseph, MO 64501

Ph: 816-271-4686
Fx: 816-271-4761

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