Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 478
Circuit Courts

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Chapter Cross Reference
Another circuit or criminal judge may sit, when, 545.690
Change of venue in circuit court generally, Chap. 508
Change of venue in multiple judge circuits, 508.110
County board of visitors, circuit judge to appoint, 221.320
County municipal courts, first class counties, 66.010
Court reporter, appointment of, 485.040
Crime victims' compensation, 595.045
Deaf persons, auxiliary services and aids, 476.750 to 476.766
Dissolution of marriage cases, certain courts may establish educational sessions program for parties and children when custody or support involved, 452.600 to 452.610
Dual jurisdiction of court in disposition of offender transferred from juvenile court, 211.073
Expense of circuit courts, estimates of, to be submitted to county budget officer, 50.640
Failure to retire at seventy, judge to waive all retirement benefits and salary, 476.683
Family courts, Chap. 487
Grievance review committee of circuit courts, 211.351
Interpreters' fees, 476.806
Marriage license issued minor without parents' consent on order of court, 451.090
Regulation of conflicts of interest, financial disclosure, and lobbying, 105.450 to 105.496
Retired senior judges, compensation, expenses, credit on retirement credits, exception, 476.682
Retirement of judges, Const. Art. V § 24, S. Ct. Rule 12
Sheriffs to attend court, when, 57.090
Street gangs, criminal activities, ages fourteen to seventeen, cases to be transferred to circuit court, 578.423
Superintending control over inferior tribunals, original remedial writs, Const. Art. V § 4
Transfer of judges by supreme court, Const. Art. V § 6
   
DRUG COURTS
478.001. Drug courts, establishment, purpose--referrals to certified treatment programs required, exceptions--completion of treatment program, effect--DWI docket permitted, certain circuits.
478.003. Administration--commissioners, appointment, term, removal, powers, duties, qualifications, compensation--orders of commissioners, confirmation or rejection by judges, effect.
478.005. Conditions for referral--statements by participant not to be used as evidence, when--records, access to staff, closed, when.
478.006. Jackson County, provisions of drug court law may apply, when.
478.007. DWI, alternative disposition of cases, docket or court may be established--private probation services, when (Jackson County).
478.008. Veterans treatment courts authorized, requirements.
478.009. Drug courts coordinating commission established, members, meetings--fund created.
   
JUDGES AND JURISDICTION
478.010. Election of circuit judges.
478.011. Number of judicial circuits
478.012. Circuit court defined.
478.013. Salaries of circuit judges--practice of or doing law business prohibited.
478.014. Judge of the circuit court, defined.
478.017. Travel allowance for circuit judges.
478.018. Associate judges, circuit court, compensation.
478.019. Judge of probate division, ex officio circuit or associate circuit judge, when, salary, how payable.
478.020. Expenses of judge when serving outside regular circuit.
478.023. Salary and expenses, how paid.
478.035. Circuit courts--counties and City of St. Louis to provide quarters.
478.038. Circuit number nine, election to maintain quarters for circuit court, form of question.
478.063. Juvenile divisions designated.
478.070. Jurisdiction of circuit courts.
478.072. Preserving record, case assigned to associate circuit judge, how, approval required--supreme court to prescribe procedures and forms.
   
DIVISION OF STATE INTO CIRCUITS
478.073. Circuit realignment plan authorized--judicial conference duties--effective date--minimum number of circuits--publication by the revisor.
478.075. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.075. Circuit No. 1.
478.077. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.077. Circuit No. 2.
478.080. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.080. Circuit No. 3.
478.085. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.085. Circuit No. 4.
478.087. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.087. Circuit No. 5.
478.090. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.090. Circuit No. 6.
478.093. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.093. Circuit No. 7.
478.095. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.095. Circuit No. 8.
478.097. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.097. Circuit No. 9.
478.100. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.100. Circuit No. 10.
478.103. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.103. Circuit No. 11.
478.105. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.105. Circuit No. 12.
478.107. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.107. Circuit No. 13.
478.110. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.110. Circuit No. 14.
478.113. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.113. Circuit No. 15.
478.115. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.115. Circuit No. 16.
478.117. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.117. Circuit No. 17.
478.120. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.120. Circuit No. 18.
478.123. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.123. Circuit No. 19.
478.125. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.125. Circuit No. 20.
478.127. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.127. Circuit No. 21.
478.130. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.130. Circuit No. 22.
478.133. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.133. Circuit No. 23.
478.135. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.135. Circuit No. 24.
478.137. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.137. Circuit No. 25.
478.140. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.140. Circuit No. 26.
478.143. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.143. Circuit No. 27.
478.145. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.145. Circuit No. 28.
478.147. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.147. Circuit No. 29.
478.150. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.150. Circuit No. 30.
478.153. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.153. Circuit No. 31.
478.155. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.155. Circuit No. 32.
478.157. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.157. Circuit No. 33.
478.160. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.160. Circuit No. 34.
478.163. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.163. Circuit No. 35.
478.165. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.165. Circuit No. 36.
478.167. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.167. Circuit No. 37.
478.170. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.170. Circuit No. 38.
478.173. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.173. Circuit No. 39.
478.175. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.175. Circuit No. 40.
478.177. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.177. Circuit No. 41.
478.180. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.180. Circuit No. 42.
478.183. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.183. Circuit No. 43.
478.185. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.185. Circuit No. 44.
478.186. (Repealed L. 2013 H.B. 374 & 434 § A)
478.186. Circuit No. 45.
478.188. (Repealed L. 2016 S.B. 585 § A)
478.188. Circuit No. 46.
478.191. Authority for establishment of circuits, repealed, effective when.
   
TERMS OF COURT
478.205. Circuit court, continual session--when term required, time commencing.
478.206. Writs and other processes returned to first term, when, effect.
478.220. Circuit and associate circuit judges, jurisdiction, restrictions.
478.230. Municipal judges, jurisdiction--cases subject to transfer.
478.240. Presiding judge, term, selection procedures--chief justice of supreme court may remove presiding judge, designate acting judge--authority to assign cases, exception--judge hears case not properly assigned, effect.
478.245. Circuit courts may adopt local court rules--procedure--restrictions--role of associate circuit judges.
478.248. Availability of a judge for bail purposes, when, local court rules to ensure.
478.250. Procedure for filing cases, docketing, assignment, hearing.
478.255. Disqualification of judge, reassignment procedure--applicability to probate judges.
478.260. Probate division of circuit court established, jurisdiction.
478.265. Commissioner of the probate division of circuit court, appointment, qualifications, powers, duties, compensation (counties over 400,000).
478.266. Probate division, commissioner authorized, certain counties, compensation, commissioner's orders, rejection or confirmation--deputy commissioner, certain counties and cities, appointment, term--powers and duties.
478.267. Probate division of circuit court, commissioner authorized, compensation, term--commissioner's orders, rejection or confirmation of (St. Louis County).
478.268. Probate division commissioner authorized, thirty-first judicial circuit, term, compensation--commissioner's orders, rejection or confirmation.
478.270. Judge or clerk not to prepare wills or settlements--letters revoked, when.
478.320. Associate circuit judges, authorized number--population determination--election--restrictions on practice of law or paid public appointment--residency requirement.
   
ADDITIONAL CIRCUIT JUDGES
478.330. Additional circuit judges authorized, when.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 5, BUCHANAN AND ANDREW COUNTIES
478.370. Divisions of Circuit No. 5, number--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 6, PLATTE COUNTY
478.375. 6th Circuit--additional judge, when.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 7, CLAY COUNTY
478.385. Circuit No. 7, number of judges.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 22, ST. LOUIS CITY
478.387. Circuit No. 22, number of judges.
478.400. General term--business, how distributed and expedited.
478.401. (Transferred 2000; now 488.447)
478.422. Friend of court in child support matters, appointment, compensation (St. Louis County and St. Louis City).
478.428. Presiding judge and circuit clerk St. Louis City to meet with mayor and budget director to discuss court's estimate of expenditures for year--estimate to be filed when.
478.430. (Repealed L. 2016 S.B. 578 § A)
478.433. (Repealed L. 2016 S.B. 578 § A)
478.434. Fines, penalties and forfeitures, to be paid into city treasury, reports.
478.435. Register to furnish names of collectors to court.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 21, ST. LOUIS COUNTY
478.437. Circuit No. 21, number of judges.
478.450. To make rules for numbering, assignment and transfer of cases.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 16, JACKSON COUNTY
478.461. Division into eastern and western portions--jurisdiction--venue--actions against county, where filed--transfer of cases, when--cases commenced prior to division, effect--rules authorized.
478.462. Circuit No. 16, filing in improper division of circuit, venue--transfer of cases, when.
478.463. Circuit No. 16, number of judges, divisions--where divisions to sit.
478.464. Associate circuit divisions numbered--divisions to sit, where--(Jackson County).
478.465. Transfer of cases by local court rule, circuit court and probate division (Circuit No. 16).
478.466. Drug court commissioner, appointment, qualifications, compensation, powers and duties--surcharge (Jackson County).
478.467. Court may make rules for distribution of cases.
478.469. Appeals from municipal judges, where heard.
478.473. Letters where granted (Jackson County).
478.475. Sales of real estate at courthouse door.
478.483. Jurisdiction as to mechanic's liens.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 31, GREENE COUNTY
478.513. Circuit No. 31, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 29, JASPER COUNTY
478.527. Circuit No. 29, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
478.528. Family court commissioner position.
478.530. Court may make rules for distribution, transfer of cases.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 23, JEFFERSON COUNTY
478.550. Circuit No. 23, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected--family court commissioner and drug court commissioner to become associate circuit judge positions, when.
478.551. Drug court commissioner position to be state funded.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 17, CASS AND JOHNSON COUNTIES
478.570. Circuit No. 17, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 46, TANEY COUNTY
478.577. Circuit No. 46, number of judges--election, when.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 11, LINCOLN, PIKE AND ST. CHARLES COUNTIES
478.600. Circuit No. 11, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected--drug commissioner to become associate circuit judge position.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 13, BOONE AND CALLAWAY COUNTIES
478.610. Circuit No. 13, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected--additional associate circuit judge for Boone County, when.
478.620. Records of former Sturgeon court of common pleas, transfer and keeping of.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 19, COLE COUNTY
478.625. Circuit No. 19, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 20, FRANKLIN, GASCONADE AND OSAGE COUNTIES
478.630. Circuit No. 20, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 24, MADISON, PERRY, ST. FRANCOIS, STE. GENEVIEVE AND WASHINGTON COUNTIES
478.690. Circuit No. 24, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 25, MARIES, PHELPS, PULASKI AND TEXAS COUNTIES
478.700. Circuit No. 25, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 26, CAMDEN, LACLEDE, MILLER, MONITEAU AND MORGAN COUNTIES
478.705. Circuit No. 26, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 32, BOLLINGER AND CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTIES
478.710. Circuit No. 32, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
478.711. Circuit court, where may be held--probate division, where offices may be maintained.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 42, CRAWFORD, DENT, IRON, REYNOLDS AND WAYNE COUNTIES
478.715. Circuit No. 42, number of judges, divisions--when judges elected.
478.716. Drug court commissioner position.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 10, CIRCUIT COURT OF MARION COUNTY
478.720. Districts of Marion County circuit court--where court held--jurisdiction transfers.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 44, DOUGLAS, OZARK AND WRIGHT COUNTIES
478.730. Circuit No. 44, judge appointed, elected when.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 38
478.740. Circuit No. 38, number of judges--number of divisions--election dates.
   
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT NO. 43, CLINTON, CALDWELL, DAVIESS, LIVINGSTON AND DEKALB COUNTIES
478.750. Circuit No. 43, number of judges--divisions--election.
   
GENERAL PROVISIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CIRCUITS
478.1000. Criminal nonsupport courts authorized--referral of cases--allocation of resources--fund created, use of moneys.

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