Jefferson City Courthouse Opens in August

New Jefferson City Courthouse


After a frustratingly wet fall and spring, site work and landscaping are in full swing at the new Jefferson City courthouse. Accolade elms surround a big burr oak and the circle walk in front of the building, and the visitor’s parking lot off of State Street is currently being installed. Inside, the woodwork in the courtrooms is almost complete, and the installation of the courtroom technology wiring is under way.

With 117,000 square feet of space, the new courthouse is scheduled to be completed on July 17, 2011. Furniture will begin arriving the same week, and the Clerk’s Office will embark on preparation for the move. Please be patient during the week of August 15 as the transition to the new building commences. If you need to reach Clerk’s Office staff, please continue to call the main line at (573) 636-4015, and if you need to physically travel to the Clerk’s Office, please use the 131 West High Street address. The new courthouse address is 80 Lafayette Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.

The new courthouse will be open for business beginning August 22, 2011, and that very day, U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey will begin the first trial to be held in the new building.

A bar reception will be held in the new building on September 8, 2011. Detailed information regarding this event will be mailed out to attorneys in August. If you wish to schedule a tour of the new building, please wait until mid-September. A dedication ceremony, sponsored by the U.S. General Services Administration, will be held later in the year. We look forward to sharing the new building with our customers.

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