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Traffic Department

The Clay County Circuit Court Traffic Department manages tickets/cases that originate from Clay County. If you received a ticket from the Clay County Sheriff’s, Highway Patrol (within Clay County), or Clay County Park rangers, then we are the ones that handle your ticket. We also handle tickets for the following municipalities: Avondale, Birmingham, Glenaire, Holt, Missouri City, Mosby, and Smithville.


Minor traffic violations may be paid at https://www2.courts.mo.gov/casenet/base/welcome.do?

Is a court date printed on your ticket? If yes, general tickets, fines, and court costs are listed here.

The Clay County Circuit Clerk's office handles all general, Missouri State Water Patrol, Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Parks, County Parks, and Commercial Motor Vehicle fines in Clay County. All municipality tickets are handled by their own courts except for those listed below. Please contact them.

Municipal Fines

For the municipalities of Avondale, Birmingham, Glenaire, Holt, Missouri City, and Mosby, court costs are $33.50 plus fines from the general tickets, fines, and court costs list. Smithville court costs are $37.50 plus fines.

If you receive probation, you will be responsible to the probation agency for their fees.


Either search Missouri CaseNet with your ticket number and/or name, or you can call 816-407-3870.
- - - Note - - - If you just recently received a citation, it could take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks before we get it entered in our system, so please allow time for us to receive your ticket(s) before calling.

If it’s a payable ticket, you can call 816-407-3870 to make a credit/debit card payment over the phone, you can come into the courthouse before your court date, any day except Wednesdays, and pay with cash, credit/debit card, or a money order. Or you can wait until your court date to handle your ticket(s).
- - - Note - - - We do not accept personal checks, only checks accepted are Law firm checks from your Attorney.
You can also be able to pay via Missouri Case.Net

On your court date, enter through the front glass doors and inform the bailiffs that you are here for traffic court, and then proceed to the 3rd window to check-in for court.

One way to tell if you ticket is payable or not is to check Missouri Case.Net and see if there’s a 'Pay by Web' option displayed when your ticket is displayed. If there is, then it’s payable. If not, it’s not payable and you will be required to show up for court. You can also reference the below list for some common payable and common non-payable tickets. (Non-payable tickets require a court appearance)

Payable Tickets  Non-Payable Tickets
Speeding under 26 mph over the speed limit  Speeding 26mph over the speed limit or greater
Expired Tags  DWI or DUI
Defective Equipment (bad brakes, exd)l  Driving while Revoked/Suspended
Driving w/o a License  Drug/Paraphernalia Possession
Trespassing  Assault
Improper Lane usage  ANY ticket involving an accident.

Building: James S. Rooney Justice Center
Address: 11 South Water Street
Liberty, Missouri 64068
Telephone: 816-407-3870
Email: traffic at circuit7 dot net

Type Number Title Last Revised
PDF file Appearance, Plea of Guilty, and Waiver 06/10/2011
PDF file CR40 Bond 06/01/2007
PDF file Bond Assignment 06/04/2015
PDF file 511 Entry of Appearance 01/31/2011
PDF file Motion to Dimiss - No insurance ticket 10/27/2022
PDF file Precept Form 10/13/2005
PDF file Request for Interpreter/Translator 08/09/2011
PDF file CR190 Subpoena - Order to Appear / Produce Documents / Give Depositions 04/15/2016

Additional court forms are available on the Missouri Courts website.