What To Expect On Your Court Date
The Greene County Judicial Courts courthouse is open on weekdays (see holiday closing schedule) and the doors open at 7:30 am –though most offices open at 8:00 am.
Arriving to Court
The courthouse is located at 1010 N. Boonville Ave, Springfield, Missouri and sits two buildings north of the historic courthouse. You will find most of the available parking is on the north and west sides of the building (see Where to Park). Enter the building through the west entrance which faces Boonville Ave.
Once inside, security personnel will ask you to remove your belt and personal belongings to see if they are appropriate to be brought into the courthouse. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: 1) Any firearm or other weapon 2) Any sharp objects such as metal utensils, knitting needles, scissors, tools or knives of any sort 3) Flammable chemicals including hair spray, pepper spray or mace 4) cigarette lighters.
Cell Phone use
Cell phones may be used in the common areas of the courthouse for the purpose of making and receiving phone calls, though they are not to be used in the courtrooms or offices without advanced permission.
Photography from any type of camera device is not allowed in the courthouse without advanced permission.
When you were issued your traffic ticket a court date was provided by the officer. It is always advisable to check prior to that court date to ensure your ticket has been filed with the courts. You may access Case.net and search by litigant name. First, select the 31st Judicial Circuit from the field titled "Search For Cases In" and enter your name as shown on your ticket. Next, in the field "Year Case was Filed", enter the year your ticket was issued and then click "Find". If you cannot locate your case, please contact our office at 417-868-4074 (option #4). If you do not have access to Case.net, please feel free to call our office at the above number.
Where is my courtroom?
On the first floor you will find Division 22, the Probate courtroom, and the four family courtrooms (FC1, FC2, FC3, and FC4). The third floor, which is only accessible by elevator, is where you will find divisions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 21, 24, 26, and the treatment courtroom.
Note that the Division 25 and 23 courtrooms are both held offsite. Division 25 cases are held in The Historic Greene County Courthouse (room 212), 940 N. Boonville Ave. Division 23 cases are held in the Juvenile Justice Center at 1111 N. Robberson Ave.
What should I expect for my court appearance?
Give yourself adequate time so that you are not late for court. Docket sheets (outlining the activity in the case) can be obtained ahead of time in the Circuit Clerk’s office. Provide the courtroom bailiff with your name and case number. The bailiff will provide instructions on where to stand or sit.
Who can assist me in the Circuit Clerk’s office?
There are ten windows where clerks can provide assistance. For inquiries on criminal or traffic cases, proceed to windows 1 or 2. To make a payment or inquire about garnishing wages, proceed to windows 3, 4, 5 or 6. To file a Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, or other Civil action, proceed to windows 7 or 8. To file a Family action, an Ex Parte Order of Protection, or inquire about child support, proceed to windows 9 or 10.
Can clerks help me fill out my paperwork?
No. Clerks can perform basic clerical duties, but are prohibited from giving legal advice or acting as your attorney. Click here to see a list of allowable ways that a clerk may assist you.
What other offices are found in the Judicial Courts Facility?
On the first floor you will find the Greene County Sheriff’s department and Probate office. The second floor is where you will find the offices of the Circuit Clerk, Victim’s Witness, and Pre-Trial Services.