Effective Monday, Sept. 14, 2020, and until further notice, the Springfield Municipal Court will revert to Phase 1 operations per the current information sheet and order. In the interest of public health, the Springfield Municipal Court continues to take measures to reduce exposure to, and transmission of, COVID-19, including:
To provide for the just, fair and expeditious resolution of cases for the Springfield City Ordinance and City Charter.
To accomplish our mission, we will:
treat court users fairly and respectfully
ensure the effective and efficient use of judicial resources
enhance the public’s understanding of the court system
If we accomplish our goals, the results will be that:
the public receives prompt, fair and courteous treatment by court personnel
court cases are resolved within time standards without sacrificing the quality of justice
and public has better understanding of the court process
The Springfield Municipal Court is a division of the 31st judicial circuit of Greene County. Municipal Court is committed to providing a forum for the fair and impartial trial for persons accused of violating a Springfield ordinance.
Court's Services to the Community
Cases that routinely come before the court include driving while intoxicated, common assault, probation hearings, and a variety of other violations of city ordinances ranging from traffic violations to shoplifting.
The Municipal Court:
Employs about 30 people
Has an annual budget of about $2 million, or 2% of the general fund budget
Has two Municipal Court judges appointed by the City Council