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Welcome Letter from Presiding Judge

On behalf of the judges and staff of the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri, welcome to our website. This Court is a State trial court where issues involving rights and responsibilities of individuals and Missouri laws are tried. Our judges hear civil lawsuits involving the awarding of money and enforcement of rights between individuals. The judges also try criminal cases where the State charges when laws have been broken and punishment should be imposed. This court has four judges: three circuit judges and one associate circuit judge. We are also regularly assisted by senior judges assigned to our Circuit by the Missouri Supreme Court. The Cole County Courthouse is located at the Corner of High and Monroe in downtown Jefferson City, Missouri. Courthouse hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please take note of the services offered within the website and the various links for information and services available.

 - Presiding Judge,
Honorable Jon E. Beetem

Cole County Courthouse

DISCLAIMER The Cole County Circuit Court (19th Judicial Circuit) presents this material for informational purposes only. Please note that:

  • Accessing this site does not create or constitute, in any manner, an agreement or contract between the clerk’s office and the visitor.
  • While some of the information on this site is about legal issues, it is not legal advice.