Nearly 30,000 people have active warrants from the St. Louis City Municipal Court for failure to pay. Yesterday it was announced that all of these people will have their warrants recalled, and they will receive an opportunity to appear in court and explain their current financial situation. If you are one of the nearly 30,000 people who had a failure-to-pay warrant in the City, you should expect to receive a letter that explains the process for obtaining a new court date. If you have moved since the offense that led to your warrant, you will need to contact the Municipal Court to get more information regarding a new date.
It was also announced this week that for all future cases, a missed court payment will no longer lead to an automatic warrant. Instead, defendants will now receive a warning letter ordering them to appear in court or else be subject to an arrest warrant.