Municipal Court

Overview


The Paola Municipal Court is part of the judicial branch of the Paola City Government. Traffic, misdemeanor, and city ordinance violations are heard in this Court. The Honorable Sheila M. Schultz presides over all court proceedings. City Prosecutor Lee Tetwiler represents the City and is charged with presenting the City's case against the defendant.

The Municipal Court holds approximately 1,600 cases each year. If you need special assistance for your visit, please contact the Court Clerk.

Schedule


The Municipal Court is in session every Thursday beginning at 1:00 PM. Court is held at the Municipal Court Room at the Paola Justice Center located at 805 N. Pearl St. in Paola. Parking is available in the parking lot just south of the building.

For a map showing the location of the Paola Justice Center, click here.

Where to Pay a Ticket


Traffic tickets can be paid at the Municipal Court Clerk's office at the Paola Justice Center located at 805 N. Pearl St. The Court Clerk is available during the following hours:

Fines & Fees


The fine and/or fees associated with your ticket may vary from the schedule due to your particular violation or circumstances. To view Fines & Fees Schedule please select one of the following:

Fines & Fees
Speeding Fines & Fees

For your convenience, you can pay your Fines & Fees online by clicking here.

Pro Se Defendants


If you are a pro se defendant (do not have an attorney) and need to request a continuance for a case that is on the PLEA Docket, you must fill out the attached motion and order for the Judge to review and sign.  Once you have completed these forms you can bring them into the Court at 805 N. Pearl, fax to 913-259-3639, or email them to municipalcourt@cityofpaola.com. if you have not appeared in court before and need a continuance you MUST call the court clerk to request your continuance, to see if one is available.

Pro Se Order for Continuance
Pro Se Motion Continuance