Greene County Circuit Court: Missouri’s 31st Judicial Circuit Court
Greene County Courthouse Springfield Overview
The Greene County Courthouse was built between 1910 and 1912 and houses the Greene County Assessors’ Office, the Audit Office, County Clerks’ Office, Recorders’ Office, and the Resource Office.
Circuit courts in Missouri have general jurisdiction over most civil and criminal matters. The Springfield Green County Circuit Court handles the following matters:
- Civil cases
- Domestic violence
- Misdemeanor and Felony criminal cases
- Traffic offenses
- Finance matters
- Probate matters
Due to its general jurisdiction, the court processes over 38,000 new cases yearly. The court website provides access to court information in an easy-to-use manner.
Contacting the Greene County Courthouse
The Greene County Court is at 940 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO, 65802. During operating hours, you can reach the clerk at 417-868-4000.
The court’s general operation hours run from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Obtaining Court Documents
Court documents and Missouri Court Records are obtained through the Greene County Circuit Clerks’ Office. In addition, public records can be accessed through the Missouri Automated Case Management System (CASENet). Should you require documents, you can request them by mail or in person from the Greene County Circuit Clerk at 1010 N Boonville Street, Springfield, MO, 65802.
The Springfield Municipal Court
The Springfield Municipal Court is a branch of the 31st Judicial Circuit of Greene County. This court deals with trials of persons accused of committing some misdemeanors and violating city ordinances.
The court handles various cases, from traffic violations to shoplifting, including driving while intoxicated, common assault, and probation hearings.
Contact Details of the Court
The physical address is 625 N. Benton, Springfield, MO, 65806.
The phone number for the location is 417-864-1890, and the fax number is 417-864-1883.
The operating hours for the business are:
- Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.
- The front window is open from 8:15 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
- Walk-in court hours are available from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on weekdays and
- From 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Monday through Thursday.
Our attorneys can assist you if you require assistance in the Springfield Municipal Court.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do I Locate Court Cases in Missouri?
There are three ways to locate court records:
- Paper records, which can be found at the courthouse
- Electronic court records, which can be accessed at the courthouse
- Remote access via the Internet (some courts, including Missouri’s, offer Internet access to electronic records)
Missouri has an automated case management system called the Missouri Automated Case Management System. This online system allows you to access case records, including docket entries, parties, judgments, and charges in a public court.
Are Court Records Public in Missouri?
Each county of Missouri has a circuit court with three levels of jurisdiction. Court records are public, which means the public can access court records.
How Can I Find Criminal Records in Missouri?
The Missouri Automated Criminal History Site (MACHS) facilitates criminal background checks in Missouri and is managed by the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division.
Can I Find Criminal Records for Free in Missouri?
You can use the public access computers at the clerk’s office. For example, an arrest search will bring up all arrest records in the court’s database.