Webster Groves received $196,971.64 in Municipal Court fines in Fiscal Year 2021 and is estimated to receive $277,700 in Fiscal year 2022. Municipal Court Fines represent 1.6% of the City’s general fund revenue budget. Webster Groves revenue from municipal court fines is significantly below the 20% cap imposed by the State of Missouri.
The Municipal Court levies a variety of fines for violations of local traffic laws and other City Ordinances. All receipts are deposited in the General Fund. Municipal Court Fines are a product of the penal system. It is not the City's policy to maximize its government finances through the use of the judicial process; therefore Court Fines are not considered a targeted revenue source that the City strives to achieve.