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File #: 5625    Version: 0 Name: Chapter 18 Code Municipal Court fees
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2022 In control: Justice and Law Enforcement Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/21/2022
Title: AN ORDINANCE repealing section 1810., Jackson County Code, 1984, relating to County Municipal Court fees and costs, and enacting, in lieu thereof, one new section relating to the same subject.
Sponsors: Ronald E. Finley
Indexes: FEES CHARGED, JACKSON COUNTY CODE, MUNICIPAL COURT
Attachments: 1. 5625bu.pdf, 2. 5625adopt.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

Title
AN ORDINANCE repealing section 1810., Jackson County Code, 1984, relating to County Municipal Court fees and costs, and enacting, in lieu thereof, one new section relating to the same subject.

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ORDINANCE NO. 5625, June 6, 2022

INTRODUCED BY Ronald E. Finley, County Legislator


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WHEREAS, Missouri law requires the County to collect a $7.00 fee on cases in County Municipal Court, with limited exceptions, to be used to fund statewide court automation; and,

WHEREAS, it is appropriate that the Jackson County Code be revised to provide for this fee; now therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED by the Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Enacting Clause
Sections 1810., Jackson County Code, 1984, is hereby repealed, and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 1810., to read as follows:



1810. Court Costs.

1810.1 Generally.
Costs and procedures in the County Municipal Court shall be governed by the provisions of law relating to municipal ordinance violations in municipal divisions of circuit courts.

1810.2 Specific Costs.
Specific items of court costs are as follows:

a. Clerk Fee.
A fee of twelve dollars ($12.00) shall be levied for each ordinance violation filed before a county municipal judge and in the event that a defendant pleads guilty or is found guilty, the judge may assess costs against the defendant. Except as otherwise provided, the costs of this subsection are in lieu of other court costs. The costs herein provided shall be collected by the authorized clerk and deposited into the county treasury. Section 488.012.3(6), RSMo.

b. County Fee.
A fee of ten dollars ($10.00) shall be assessed for violation of a county ordinance, except that no such fee shall be collected when the proceeding or defendant has been dismissed by the court or when costs are to be paid by the county. All such fees shall be payable to the county treasurer, who shall depos...

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