Chariton County Municipal Court

Chariton County is a Missouri Highway Patrol court meaning all tickets originating out of the Court were written by Missouri Highway Patrol.

Map to Chariton County Municipal Court

Court Information
605 Jackson Street
Keytesville, Missouri 65261
(660) 288-3602
Chariton County Municipal Court Website

 

General Information:
Chariton County is a Missouri Highway Patrol court meaning all tickets originating out of the Court were written by Missouri Highway Patrol. You should have received information about the Fine Collection Center along with your ticket.

Most speeding tickets do not require a court appearance unless you were caught going over twenty-five miles over the speed limit. Chariton County will not amend your ticket if you were going twenty-six miles over the speed limit.

Why Hire a Lawyer for your Chariton County Speeding Ticket: There’s a lot of reasons – a big one is your insurance will go up. Click here is all the information you need to know.

Costs:
A defective equipment will cost you between $250.00 and $455.00. My charge for Ray County is $135 per ticket. You will be able to pay in cash or through PayPal. All money for fines and my fee must be paid upfront. For more information on how the process works, please go to About Us.

Court Schedule:
Traffic Court in Chariton County is on Thursdays. In most cases, you will not need to appear.

General Chariton Information:
Organized November 16, 1820 (effective January 1, 1821) from Howard County and named for the Chariton River. Several origins of the name of the Chariton River have been suggested. The most plausible suggestion connects the name of the river with Joseph Chorette, a French fur trader of St. Louis. Trudeau, in his Journal of 1795, mentions Chorette as accompanying him on his expedition up the Missouri River and as being drowned on July 10 of that year while swimming in the river.

Be careful of the Court House in Chariton – it has burned to the ground twice, once in 1864 and 1973.

The first Sunday School west of St. Louis was organized at Chariton, Chariton County, Mo., in the spring of 1820, by Rev. Jno. M. Peck, D. D….In 1825 the fortunes of the town of Chariton began to wane, caused by unhealthful conditions. The river overflowed and malaria came next and brought many deaths. In 1833 the county seat was moved to Keytesville and by 1840 the town was abandoned. Many people left without selling their property and in few instances leaving half-finished houses to rot and fall to the ground.