How to Request a Prosecutor's Recommendation

Attorneys at the Municipal Courts have certain procedures, deadlines and policies consistent with the operations of the Court.


To ensure prompt response, your recommendation request must be mailed to:

City Counselor’s Office
1520 Market, Room 1062
St. Louis, MO 63103

Violations that Require a Court Appearance

The following violations may NOT be handled by mail and require a court appearance:  

  • DUI
  • Leaving the Scene of Accident
  • No Proof of Insurance (unless proof is supplied that Defendant, not car involved, was insured on date of ticket or has obtained after-acquired insurance)

Recommendations By Mail Requirements

You will NOT receive a recommendation by mail if ANY of the following is not complied with:

  1. To obtain a recommendation by mail, counsel should file an entry of appearance with the court. 
  2. Counsel should then send a copy of the entry along with a request for recommendation to: 
City Counselor’s Office
1520 Market, Rm. 1062
St. Louis, MO 63103

(Requests for recommendation should not be sent to court or to the court administrator’s office. The court administrator and the court will not forward any requests for recommendation to the City Counselor. Such requests will not be processed.) 

  1. The recommendation request must be postmarked at least 14 days prior to the next court date. 
  2. Requests by mail must be accompanied by:
    1. A self-addressed stamped envelope
    2. Proof of compliance fir the cited offense (e.g., proof of insurance, resintatement, license, etc).

The City counselor’s Office will not respond to any recommendation request failing to comply with all of the above.

In some cases the City Counselor may decline to make an out of court recomendation and require an appearance in court to obtain a recommendation.  This will ordinarily be the case when there is a motor vehicle collision involved or in more serious traffic cases or non-traffic cases.

The City Counselor's Office will not convey any continuance request to the court.

City Counselor’s Office Walk-In Policy - Suspended Until Further Notice Due to COVID-19

A City Counselor is available to discuss Recommendations each afternoon between 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

In the Courtroom on the docket day. City Counselor will be available to review cases and discuss recommendations in the courtroom on the docket day at the top of the docket hour. Please consult the Court’s published calendar for the schedule of regular arraignment sessions. Whenever possible, you should request all recommendations through the online electronic alternatives out of court methods before the scheduled session. 


Online Requests Using

The City Counselor will accept requests for recommendations through LawSourceLive.

Submit recomendation requests using

To submit recommendations, Attorneys must be registered with and follow posted instructions. recommendations will not be made in:

  • nuisance charges
  • housing court cases, or
  • trash related cases.

Bulk Recommendations via email

Bulk recommendations are  available by emailing Richard Sykora, Associate City Counselor, at Please call Mr. Sykora at 314-657-1841 for email requirements for bulk recommendations. 


Municipal Court

(314) 622-3231

1520 Market
Suite #1120
St. Louis, Mo 63103

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday except City Holidays

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