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Schedule of Fines

The following information is being provided for payment of fines. You may either pay your fine or appear in court on your designated court date to dispute the charge against you. Failure to appear in court or pay fines, may result in an additional fine for failure to appear and a warrant being issued for your arrest. 




The current payment schedule is available under the Schedule of Fines tab.  Fines are payable in person at the Court Payment Center inside Smithville City Hall or by mail, or online at

  • Payment in Person: Payment in person may be made by cash, money orders, cashier's checks or credit card. Personal checks are not accepted. When making a payment by credit card, please bring an I.D.
  • Payment by Mail: Payments by mail may be made by money orders or cashier's checks only.Personal checks are not accepted. When paying a citation by mail, it is an automatic plea of guilt for the offense charged. Do not send cash by mail; payment may by made only by cashier's check or money order.
  • Online Payment:  If paying online, you may not pay warrants or past due tickets.  This service is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The system will give you a receipt.  Please note that there is a 5% processing fee when paying online.

No personal checks will be accepted for fines. Proper forms of payment are cash, cashiers check, or money orders. These can be brought or mailed to:

Smithville Municipal Court
107 West Main
Smithville, MO 64089

(816) 532-0500

Hours are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fine + Violation Costs

Violation Costs

1. Failure to stop for a school bus stop sign $225.00

2. Improper passing $153.00

3. Passing in no passing zone $153.00

4. Passing on right or left $153.00

5. Excessive acceleration $153.00

6. Screeching tire (fishtailing) $153.00

7. Careless and imprudent driving $153.00

8. Failure to obey traffic signal $153.00

9. Failure to yield to emergency vehicle $153.00

10. Improper lane use $128.00

11. Failure to stop at posted stop sign $128.00

12. Following too closely $153.00

13. Failure to yield right of way $153.00

14. Failure to appear in court on any violation $128.00

15. Improper U turn $153.00

16. Improper turn or signal $128.00

17. Obstruction of traffic $103.00

18. Failure to drive on right half of roadway $153.00

19. Operating vehicle w/operator’s license $103.00

20. Operating motorcycle w/o being qualified $103.00

21. Expired vehicle license plates $ 83.00

22. Improper display of license plates $ 83.00

23. Operating vehicle w/ defective equipment $ 83.00

24. Failure to Produce Insurance Card $128.00

25. Parking in handicap zone $103.00

26. Parking prohibited zone non commercial $ 53.00

second offense mandatory court appearance

27. Parking prohibited zone commercial $ 83.00

second offense mandatory court appearance

28. Parked excess time allowed municipal lot $ 53.00

second offense mandatory court appearance

29. Double parking $ 53.00

30. Headlight Violation $ 83.00

(failure to dim, usage, defective)

31. **Operating a vehicle without a seat belt $ 10.00

32. **Operating a vehicle w/o child restraint $103.00

33. **Operating motorcycle no headgear $ 10.00

34. Operating vehicle excess of the posted speed limit: 

  • Alleged speeding-Miles over
    1 - 10 $ 63.00 

    11- 15 $103.00 

    16 - 19 $153.00

  • Charge of speeding more than 20 mph over speed limit is a mandatory court appearance.

35. Dog (running at large)

    first offense $ 53.00
    second offense $ 63.00
    third offense $ 83.00
    plus $8.00 per day boarding fee

36. Failure to register dog with the City Hall $53.00

37. Littering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $53.00 


38. Open Container of Alcohol Beverage ..... $103.00


39. Excessive Window Tint ...... $103.00

State mandated court costs of $27.50 are included in each violation above. **Except motorcycle headgear violations, seat belt violations are exempt if costs have been assessed in companion charges.

The following violations are court mandatory appearances. These do not have pay out fines:

  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs
  • Driving while suspended or revoked
  • Possession of Narcotics
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Open container
  • Minor in possession of Narcotics, Cigarettes, Alcohol
  • Leaving the scene of an accident

This order does not apply to traffic offenses which involve property damage or personal injury. Rule 37.49, Supreme Court of Missouri Rules of Procedures.

No notification will be mailed regarding fines and/or court date.




      Municipal Court
      Smithville Municipal Court
      107 West Main
      Smithville, MO 64089



      Thomas McGiffin

      Molly Lauber
      Alternate Prosecuting Attorney

      Jeanette Chastain
      Court Administrator
      City of Smithville, Missouri
      City of Smithville
      107 West Main Street - Smithville, MO 64089 -
      Phone: 816-532-3897
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