Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Municipal Court located?
The Municipal Court is located at:
711 S Main St
Grain Valley, MO 64029
How do I pay a ticket online?
Does the Municipal Court accept credit card payments?
The Municipal Court accepts MasterCard, Discover, and Visa. Call (816) 847-6240 or make your payment online.
Is there a way to pay for a ticket without appearing in Court?
Some tickets may be paid without appearing in Court. You must, however, pay the ticket before your court date. If the ticket is not paid before your court date and you do not appear in court, a warrant for your arrest may be issued.
Why can't I find my name when I go search for my court date?
There are two scenarios why you may not find your name in a search:
- Scenario A: It takes at least 10 business days for the court to receive your ticket from the Police Department.
- Scenario B: Even though you were pulled over in Grain Valley, it could have been issued by Highway Patrol or Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. Those tickets are handled at the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, MO.
What if I need to change the date of my court date?
If you need to change the date of your arraignment, you may contact the office of the Municipal Court at (816) 847-6240.
If I am a witness or victim on a case, will I be notified of the court date?
On a Domestic Violence Assault, you will usually be given a subpoena by the prosecutor’s office advising you of the court date. You are required to appear. In other cases, you will not receive a notification to appear unless the defendant is pleading NOT GUILTY and requesting a TRIAL. You will then be sent a subpoena to appear.
Can I request a Public Defender to represent me?
The law only requires an attorney to be appointed if both of the following apply:
- You must be indigent.
- The charge must be a charge that the Judge is going to sentence you to jail.
Do I have the right to be represented by an attorney?
Yes. You have the right to hire an attorney and have him/her speak for you in Court. Refer to the Your Rights in the Grain Valley Municipal Court brochure for more information.
Can I request an appeal?
If you plead NOT GUILTY, have a trial and are found guilty, you may request an appeal. The Judge will set an appeal bond and there will be a filing fee. You will have 10 days to file the appeal, post the appeal bond, and pay any costs associated with the appeal. Your case will then be heard at the Jackson County Circuit Court in Independence.
Map · Grain Valley Municipal Court
711 Main Street · Grain Valley, MO 64029