Court Fines

Fines are listed after the message from the Court:

Message From the St. John/Sycamore Hills Municipal Court


You have been summoned to come to court on the date shown on your ticket.

You may plead not guilty by coming to court and a trial date will be set.

You may plead guilty by mail or by coming to the St. John Court to pay your fine.

If you plead guilty, you will be given a new date to pay if you can't pay the day of court. If you want to plead guilty, but you don't have the funds to pay your ticket, you still must come to court. You will not be arrested for not having money to pay.

If you are indigent, you may be required to complete documentation to be determined by the court as evidence of your financial status and as an aid to the court in assessing fines, costs and setting of a payment plan.

If you do not come to court when summoned to do so, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.

Violation Bureau Schedule of Offenses


Pursuant to the MO State Statutes, Section 4790.50 Revised and Rule 37.49 of the Supreme court rules of the State of Missouri, the Honorable Judge Phillip Ayers of the City of St. John hereby orders that the following designated offenses shall be payable to the City of St. John Violations Bureau. No court appearance is necessary unless specifically excepted as hereafter set forth.

Any ticket involved in an accident requires a court appearance;
Any point violation ticket requires a court appearance if:
  • Operator is 17 years of age or younger (a parent or legal guardian must accompany operator in court)
  • Speeding in a construction zone.
  • Exceeding the speed limit by 20 mph or more.

Violation Description


(Fine + Costs = Total Due)

Abandoned Vehicle
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Accumulation of Trash/Debris - 1st Offense Only
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Blocking Driveway or Alley
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Child Restraint Utilized (None/Improper)
$26.50

Circumventing an Intersection
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Derelict Auto (On Private Property)
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Drivers License - Not Complying With Restrictions
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Electric Signal - Disobeyed
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Emergency Vehicle - Failure to Move Over For
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Equipment Violation

(No muffler, excessive vehicle noise, tail light out, license plate light out, headlight out, brakes light(s) out, cracked windshield, etc.)
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Expired/None/Improperly Displayed MSL Plates
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Failure to Dim Lights
$25.50 + $26.50 = $52

Failure to Signal Lane Change
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Failure to Use Lights with Wipers
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Failure to Yield Right-of-Way
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Following Too Closely (No Accident)
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Handicapped Parking Zone - Placard Not Displayed
Show Placard Prior to Court Date
Nolle on First Offense only

Handicapped Parking Zone - Placard Not Displayed or Issued
$100.50 + $26.50 = $127

Illegally Colored Lights

$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Impeding Flow of Traffic
$70.50 + 26.50 = $97

Improper Lane Use
$70.50 + 26.50 = $97

Improper Passing/Backing
$70.50 + 26.50 = $97

Improper Registration
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Improper Turn
$70.50 + 26.50 =$97

Insurance
No Proof of insurance requires Court appearance; unless provide:
  • Proof of Insurance effective date of ticket - (No Points)
  • Proof of Insurance effective after date of ticket (No Points)
    $75.50 + $26.50 = $102
Leash Law - Violation
(First offense and no bite)
(Second offense and thereafter requires court appearance)
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Loud Music - Non-Vehicle Noise
$70.50 + $26.50 = $97

Motorcycle Helmet - None
$52 + None = $52 (No Points)

No City Dog License
(If in compliance)
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

No Inspection Sticker or Expired
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Parking - By Fire Hydrant or in Fire Lane
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Parking - Improperly
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Seatbelt - Failure To Utilize
$10

Speeding (Including Park and School Zones)
  • Up to 14 mph over limit: $6.50/mile + $26.50
  • 15-19 mph over limit: $7.50/mile + $26.50
  • 20 mph or more requires a court appearance
Stop Sign Violation
$70.50 + 26.50 = $97

Tinted Windows
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Trash Can Ordinance - Violation
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Weeds/Grass Noxious Growth, Weeds on Fence Line, Weeds in Driveway, etc.
First Offense (If in compliance)
$50.50 + 26.50 = $77

Second offense and thereafter requires a court appearance.

Wrong Way On A One Way Street
$75.50 + 26.50 = $102

**Rates effective October 20, 2015

If you have any questions concerning Court matters, contact the Court at 314-427-8700, ext. 6.