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Places that Help: Missouri
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Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for an order of protection. (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.) At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file. If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice. You will also find links to online forms at our MO Download Court Forms page. For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization. You can find links to both types of organizations on our MO Places that Help page.
Saline County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 15
Schuyler County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 1
Scotland County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 1
Scott County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 33
Shannon County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 33
Shelby County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 41
Associate Criminal Division
St. Charles County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 11
(636) 949-7900 option 5
St. Clair County Courthouse - Judicial District 27
St. Francois County Courthouse - Judicial District 24
1 North Washington Street
Farmington, MO 63640
St. Louis County - Judicial District 21
St. Louis City
St. Louis City - Judicial Circuit 22
(314)622-3241 or (314) 622-4434 (Adult Abuse Orders)
Ste. Genevieve County Courthouse - Judicial District 24
(573)568-2181 Adult Abuse Orders
Stoddard County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 35
(573) 568-2181option 1, or option 3 for Adult Abuse Orders
Sullivan County Courthouse - Judicial Circuit 9
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