COURT STARTS PROMPTLY AT 6:00 PM
The City of De Soto Municipal Court Clerk is to accurately maintain, safeguard and store all Court documents as well as collect and disburse all monies as directed by legal mandates.
This will be accomplished through a knowledgeable and diverse staff that will strive to serve all who use this office through competent customer service, communications and community outreach.
Court Clerk's Office Can:
1. Help you understand how court works;
The Court Clerk's Office CANNOT:
Q: Where do I go to pay a traffic ticket or Court fines?A: Payment for any court related fines are taken at the Municipal Court offices, located in City Hall at
Q:Do I have to appear in court for my ticket?
A: It depends on the type offense for which the ticket was issued. When the officer gives you the ticket, you should also receive a separate instruction sheet showing how you can take care of your ticket. Some offenses, such as stealing, minor in possession, traffic offenses involving accidents, and other types of cases, require a personal appearance in court. Other offenses, such as certain speeding violations, parking tickets, and some other offenses, do not require a personal appearance if you simply wish to plead guilty and pay the specified amount of the fine and costs.
The instruction sheet that accompanies your ticket tells whether or not you must appear in court, and gives the standard amount of the fine and court costs for the offense if it is one that can be disposed of without a court appearance.
If, based on the directions on the instruction sheet, you are allowed to plead guilty without a personal appearance, then you may dispose of your case by pleading guilty and paying the standard fine and court costs in advance of the court date shown on the ticket. If you decide to plead guilty in this manner, you may do so as follows:
1. Sign the back of the ticket in the space provided, and
2. Mail the signed ticket and a check or money order made payable to De Soto Municipal Court for the full amount of the fine plus court costs.
Mail the ticket and payment
to: De Soto Municipal Court,