Carnahan Courthouse

In 1828, the city of St. Louis opened its first courthouse. For more than 180 years, the Circuit Court has stood among the most storied and historically significant courts in America.

In 1850, a St. Louis jury granted Dred and Harriet Scott, Missouri slaves, their freedom. That decision would eventually be overturned in the United States Supreme Court and push the country into civil war.

Today, the St. Louis Circuit Court comprises two courthouses -- the Civil Courts Building and the Carnahan Courthouse -- and conducts approximately 200 jury trials a year, staffs a juvenile court and detention facility, operates a drug treatment court for nonviolent offenders and is active in public education through the city's schools and community groups.

As it was in 1828, the Court remains committed to providing all people an open, fair, efficient, and independent system for the advancement of justice under the law and to efficiently and effectively carry out the duties bestowed upon us by the State of Missouri.

NOTICE: The handicap-accessible ramp on the Chestnut Street side of the Civil Courts Building is closed for repairs until further notice. Those needing wheelchair access may use the ramp on Market Street side of the building. We apologize for the inconvenience.

NOTICE: Division 1 will hold NO informals the week of August 19.

Informals will be held in Division 18 with Judge Jason Sengheiser
on June 10, 2024 and June 12, 2024 at 9:00 AM.
There will be no informal docket on June 11, 2024.

Informals will be held in Division 19 with Judge Christopher McGraugh
on June 17, 2024 and June 18, 2024 at 9:00 AM.
There will be no informal docket on June 19, 2024.

DIV. 1 NOTICE: All informals will be held IN PERSON.
Informals are held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
The probation revocation docket is now on Thursday, 1:00 PM.

Notice: Effective April 18, 2022, procedures related to Petit Jury Trials. Click on the link below to view full Administrative Order
(Link to Order)


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