Court Fines

Fines are listed after the message from the Court. . . . . . .

Message From the St. John/Sycamore Hills Municipal Courts,  Divisions of the 21st Circuit Court of St. Louis County, MO


When you received a ticket 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
Second Offense & Thereafter Requires A Court Appearance

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

Child Restraint (None/Improper)
$49.50 + $26.50 = $76.00

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
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

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 MO State License Plates
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Failure to Dim Lights
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Failure to Move Over For Emergency Vehicle

$80.50 + $26.50 = $ 107.00

Failure to Signal Lane Change
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

Failure to Use Lights with Wipers
$10.50 + $26.50 = $36.50

Failure to Yield Right-of-Way
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

Following Too Closely (No Accident)
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

Handicapped Parking Zone - Placard In Possession But Was Not Displayed
Show Placard Prior to Court Date. 
Nolle on First Offense only

Handicapped Parking Zone - Placard Not Displayed or Issued
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

High Grass or Weeds/Noxious Growth, Weeds/Grass/Noxious Growth in Fence Line, Weeds/Grass in Driveway
First Offense (If In Compliance) - $50.50 + $26.50 = $77.00
Second Offense & Thereafter Requires A Court Appearance

Illegal Colored Lights
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Illegal Tinted Windows
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77.00

Impeding Flow of Traffic
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

Improper Lane Use
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

Improper Parking
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77.00

Improper Passing/Backing
$60.50 + $26.50 = $87

Improper Registration
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Improper Turn
$60.50 + $26.50 =$87

Insurance* - No Proof At Time Ticket Issued
*NOTE: A Court Appearance Is Required If Ticket Was Issued At Time Of An Accident

If proof of insurance presented (effective date of ticket) prior to first court date 
No Fine; No Points

If proof of insurance presented (effective after date of ticket) within 6 mos of ticket date:
$75.50 + $26.50 = $102   (No Points)

No Proof of Insurance At All (4 Points)
$150.50 + $26.50 = $ 177.00

Leash Law - Violation

First offense And No Bite Involved - $50.50 + $26.50 = $77
Second Offense Thereafter or Bite Case Requires Court Appearance

Littering (Paper, Cigarette butt(s), cans  , bottles, etc.)

$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

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

Motorcycle Helmet - None
$25 (No Points)

No City Dog License
If In Compliance - $50.50 + $26.50 = $77
Second Offense And Thereafter Requires A Court Appearance

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

Not Complying With Restrictions On Driver's License
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77.00

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

Parking - Improperly
$50.50 + $26.50 = $77

Riding In Bed Of Pickup Truck
$100.50 + $26.50 = $177.00

Seatbelt - Failure To Utilize
$10

Speeding (Including Park and School Zones)
  • 1 - 5 mph over limit: $50.50 fine + $26.50 Costs = $77.00
  • 6 - 10 mph over limit: $60.50 fine + $26.50 costs = $87.00 
  • 11 - 15 mph over limit: $70.50 + $26.50 costs = $97.00
  • 16 - 19 mph over limit: $100.50 fine + $26.50 costs = $127.00
  • 20 mph over limit: $155.50 fine + $26.50 costs = $182.00
  • 21 mph and over 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

Vacant Property Registration
If Proof of Compliance Provided - $ 3.50 + $26.50 = $30

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 May 1, 2019.

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