In the 28TH Judicial Circuit Court of Vernon County, Missouri

Municipal Division at Nevada


Traffic Violations Bureau

Speeding Offenses Ordinance # Fine and Costs
10 – 15 miles over limit 19-48 $65.00
16 – 19 miles over limit 19-48 $85.00
School Zone Violations 19-51 Court Appearance


Driver’s License Violations Ordinance # Fine and Costs
No Valid License 19-89 $80.00*
Expired Driver’s License 19-89 $80.00*
MO resident w/out of State DL 19-89 $45.00*
Not Motorcycle Qualified 19-89 $45.00*

*If proof of valid license is provided before your court date, then only costs of $24.50 assessed.

Vehicle Registration Violations Ordinance # Fine and Costs
No License Plates/Fail to Register 19-198 $75.00*
Expired License Plates 19-198 $50.00*
MO Res. w/out of State Plates 19-198 $50.00*
Fail to Transfer Plates 19-198 $50.00*
No Front License Plate 19-198 $50.00*

*If proof of legal registration is provided before your court date, then only costs of $24.50 assessed.

Vehicle Insurance Violations Ordinance # Fine and Costs
No Proof of Insurance – no proof provided 19-201AB $125.00
No Proof of Insurance – proof valid after time of stop 19-201AB $75.00*
No Proof of Insurance – proof valid at time of stop 19-201AB No cost if VALID proof is shown*

*Any insurance proof provided will be verified.  Include your agency’s name and phone number. We must have time to receive, verify and process your payment before your court date. It is your responsibility to contact the court to make sure your proof was accepted and processed. Failure to do so may result in further action.

Miscellaneous Violations Ordinance # Fine and Costs
Stop Light Violation 19-37C                       $50.00*
Stop Sign Violation 19-65A or B                       $50.00*
Fail to Maintain Lane 19-83                       $45.00*
Excessive Vehicle or Tire Noise 19-140/140.1                       $35.00
No Helmet 19-132                       $25.00
No Child Restraint 19-145.1                       $49.00
Seatbelt Violation 19-145.2                       $10.00
Defective Equipment 19-133                       $35.00
No City Dog Tag 5-26a                       $50.00
Dog Running at Large 5-26c                       $50.00

*If there is an accident involved, then a court appearance is required per COR 37.49 (1)

Nevada Municipal Court

120 S. Ash

Nevada, MO  64772

Phone: (417) 448-5108

Fax: (417) 381-1938

  1. You must respond to your ticket by either:
    1. Paying the fine established for the offense on your ticket before your court date, or
    2. Appearing in person on your court date to make arrangement for payment or to plead not guilty to contest the ticket.
  2. To Plead Guilty and Pay your fine:
    1. The amount of most fines are listed on the reverse side of this sheet.  If your offense is not listed, call the court office to determine the amount of your fine.
    2. Make payment in U.S. Dollars.  Partial payments cannot be accepted. NO PERSONAL CHECKS
  • To send by mail, address to MUNICIPAL COURT, 120 S. Ash, Nevada, MO 64772. Enclose a Money Order for the amount due payable to City of Nevada.
  • To pay in person, the court office is open from 8m. to

3 p.m. on Monday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  Payments made in person can be made with Cash, Money Order, Visa or MasterCard.

  • To pay by phone or online, call office phone or go to to pay the specified amount.
  • On back of the ticket, sign on the “Defendant’s Name” line, fill in current address and driver’s license number, and return it with your payment by 3 p.m. on your court date. Be sure to allow enough days for the mail to deliver, whereas the court is not responsible for delays in the Postal Service. 

Court Appearance Guidelines

No food or drink will be allowed in the Courtroom.  No hats are to be worn and proper attire is required.  Use of tobacco products is prohibited.  All electronic devices must be turned off or silenced. 


If you fail to respond to this summons by your court date:

  1. A WARRANT may be issued for your arrest.
  2. Your driving privileges in this state or in your home state may be suspended until the fine is paid.  If your license is suspended, you will have to pay your ticket and an additional fee to the Department of Revenue to have your driving privileges reinstated.  Also, a HOLD can be placed on your license to keep you from renewing it until the court has been satisfied.


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