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Municipal Court Clerk
Tasha Dennis- Court Clerk
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.
The Clerk's Office CANNOT:
1. GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE;
2. Fill out forms for you;
3. Tell you what to say or write;
4. Recommend Lawyers or Bonding Agents;
5. Reschedule for the Judges' offices;
Clerk's Office Can:
1. Help you understand how
2. Answer questions you may have about court
3. Help you find information about your case;
4. Answer questions about monies owed to the court;
5. Direct you to other agencies who can provide
6. Direct you to where you have to appear in court.
Judge - Brian Hammon
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
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, 17 Boyd St.; De
Soto, MO 63020. If you have any questions that can be answered by the
court clerk, please feel free to call the court clerk's office at
Q: Where do I go to pay a traffic ticket or Court
A: Payment for any court related fines are taken at the Municipal Court
offices, located in City Hall at 17 Boyd St. second window on the right. The
Court office is open from 8 a.m. to 5p.m., Monday through Friday.
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.