Independence Municipal Court

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Have you received a ticket from the Independence Missouri Police? Then you are headed to Independence Municipal Court. Here is some of the information you need:

Independence Municipal Court


111 E. Maple Ave.
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7230

Can I Pay My Independence Ticket Online?

As of this date (May 2020) you can not pay your Independence Missouri Municipal Court ticket online. They are working on a system where you can do this and this page will be updated when you can.

Is My Independence Traffic Ticket Information Online?

Yes. You will need your ticket number, name, date of birth or combination of those. The online court information can be found here:

What Are the Options Once I Have Received a Ticket in Independence? 

  • Pay It:

As of this writing, the court is closed to the public due to COVID-19. If you would like to pay your ticket, Payments may be made by U.S. mail or left in the dropbox embedded on the wall outside to the left of the lower level doors into City Hall. No cash payments will be accepted. If you pay your ticket, there is the possibility of points or infractions on your driving record plus car insurance increases. 

If you pay your ticket, there is the possibility of points or infractions on your driving record plus car insurance increases.

  • Hire Me:

I represent people who have received tickets in Independence. Many times, speeding tickets and other moving violations will be amended to non-moving violations that will not appear on your driving record. It is most likely you will not have to appear in court if you hire me. I appear on your behalf. If you are interested in a quote, use the bot on this page, use the estimate form below or call me 816-471-1114. My fee and the fine I will pay on your behalf will depend on the situation.

  • Fight the Ticket

You have the option to hire a lawyer or represent yourself if you feel you are not guilty. If you represent yourself, you will let the Court know you want a trial. The Judge may set it for that day or a different day. You will get a chance to ask the officer questions and then, if you want, you will be able to testify or tell your side of the story. The Judge usually gives a verdict right then and there. If you are found guilty, you have a right to appeal. If you are found not guilty, congratulations you are free to go.