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Municipal Court

The Municipal Court of the City of Des Peres is the judicial branch of the City government and by state law is a division of the Twenty First Circuit Court of St. Louis County.

Traffic violations and other City ordinance violations are tried by the Court, which is housed at the Des Peres City Hall located at 12325 Manchester Road.

Municipal Judge
The Municipal Court is headed by the Honorable Charles Billings Jr., who was initially elected Municipal Judge in 1987 and subsequently been reelected to two year terms ever since.

The position of Municipal Judge is a part-time position. Mr. Billings is otherwise employed as an attorney in private practice with the law firm of Bruntrager & Billings.

Prosecuting Attorney
The Prosecuting Attorney is appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the majority of the Board of Aldermen. The City is represented by the firm Engelmeyer & Pezzani LLC. Timothy Engelmeyer was appointed Prosecuting Attorney in September 2004. Anthony Pezzani was appointed Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in January 2014. 

Other Contacts
Name Position Phone Email
Kelly Kluempers Court Clerk 314.835.6118 Email
Lori Hartman  PT Court Clerk 314.835.6112 Email

Lucy Vatterott
Court Administrator

City Hall
12325 Manchester Road
Des Peres, MO  63131

Ph: 314.835.6119
Fx: 314.835.6101

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.