St. Louis County Circuit Court

Attorney Information



 You are hereby notified that an Run Off election for the 21st Judicial Circuit Non-Partisan Judicial Commission will be held on Saturday December 12, 2015. Voting is done electronically at After you log on to the website, you will enter your Missouri Bar number and PIN number, typically found on the lower right corner of your Missouri Bar card, and then follow the instructions for voting. You must be a resident of St. Louis County and in good standing with the Missouri Bar in order to vote in this election.

You may vote at any computer that has access to the Internet by using the above address. Computer access is available in the St. Louis County Court Building located at 105 South Central Avenue, Clayton, Missouri. Computer access is also available in St. Louis County Public Library locations. Voting at these locations must be done during regular business hours. You may cast your vote now. You must cast your vote before midnight, December 11, 2015.

Any person who wishes to apply for a position as a Circuit Judge or an Associate Circuit Judge in St. Louis County must
apply to the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission.  The commission then submits the names of three candidates to the Governor who may appoint any one of the three.  If the Governor does not appoint one of the three within 90 days the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission may then select one of the candidates for the judicial position.

The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission was created as part of the Non-Partisan Court Plan.  There are five members of the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission.  The chair of the commission is the Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals - Eastern District. Two other members are citizens who reside in the circuit and who are appointed to the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission by the Governor of Missouri. The other members are two lawyers elected by the attorneys who reside in the 21st Judicial Circuit. Each member, whether elected or appointed, serves a six-year term.

If you require an accommodation under the ADA (American with Disability Act), please contact our ADA Coordinator at 314-615-8010 or tty 314-615-4567 as soon as possible.


NEW: Please see the new eFiling web page where you can register and create an account to start eFiling! There are also procedural guidelines on Associate Civil and Probate matters. See reasons why an eFiled document can be returned or held by the St. Louis County Circuit Clerk's office. These examples will tell you how to get your eFile documents processed through the system without delay.

Wireless network access is available in the Court Building and the Family Court Center. Please read the Attorney User Agreement for WiFi (see the link on the right) before logging on. Call the Court Building IT help desk at (314)615-3263 or the Family Court Center IT help desk at (314)615-4440 for the password or any questions that you may have.

Our goal continues to be to provide you with the quality of service and timely justice that you have come to rely on from the 21st Judicial Circuit.

Please visit the Court Announcement page for the latest Court news (e.g. Court schedules (holidays, individual docket changes), notices to attorneys, administrative orders).

The St. Louis County Circuit Court Rules Of Court are available by clicking here.

Trouble finding your favorite current web page?....

If you have saved a page as a Favorite or Bookmark, the page may have been updated with a new name, especially time sensitive pages (e.g. Family Court Schedule of Assignments). Try navigating to your page from the main Court web page.

Case Information....

Case information is now available online. Visit CaseNet for current case information.

Filing Fees....

Not sure about the filing fees for a case. The filing fees for the Circuit Clerk and Probate Court are available for your convenience.


Need a probate form fast? Visit our forms page. Over 30 probate forms are currently available as well as the Circuit Civil/Equity Cover Sheet and the Family Court Certificate of Dissolution of Marriage (also known as the Vital Statistics form).

Attorney Address Changes....

It is important to stay current with the St. Louis County Circuit Court by keeping your address up to date. This will assist in getting your notices to you on a timely basis. When you submit a change of address to our Probate Court, Family Court, Criminal/Traffic Department or Civil Department, the address will be changed for all areas at the same time. If your address does change, please notify the Court of the change using one of the methods noted below.

  • By fax (314-615-8739) - The request must be on office/firm letterhead, include an authorized signature and contain your Missouri Bar number


  • By mail - Again the request must be on office/firm letterhead, include an authorized signature and contain your Missouri Bar number


  • In person - You may appear in person at the Circuit Clerk's Office, 5th Floor, Courts Building, go to the Computer Room. You must show ID and provide your Missouri Bar number.

Address changes by telephone or e-mail will not be accepted.

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