Municipal Court


Court hearings begin at 8:30 AM only on assigned court dates.

 Measures are being taken and guidelines are in place to protect our court visitors.  These measures include social distancing and asking court visitors to wear masks.  Cases will be reset for defendants with specific symptoms. 

All hearings are on a set schedule.  If you do not arrive on time for your hearing, you will be counted as a no-show.  Defendants may only appear on their scheduled court dates. 

A court appearance is not mandatory if the citation is handled on or before the court date that appears on the citation. Defendants may handle a citation online or you may pay your citation in full on the automated payment line (888) 291-1724. 


The Spring Valley Village Municipal Court has jurisdiction over class C misdemeanors and City Ordinances violations that occur within the corporate city limits and are punishable by fine only.

Nothing contained herein is intended to be nor shall be construed as legal advice and shall not be relied upon as such.  The information on this site is compiled and made available as a public service by the Spring Valley Village Municipal Court.  However neither the Municipal Court nor the City of Spring Valley Village makes any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information herein, and is not responsible for errors or omissions or for results obtained from use of this information.  Distribution of the information does not constitute such a warranty.  Use of the information is the sole responsibility of the user.

Court Mission

The mission of Municipal Court is to provide a forum for justice to ensure that all citizens served are treated fairly, equally, without regard to race, sex, or religion, and assure them of a fair, impartial and timely disposition of their cases while abiding by all applicable guidelines and laws.


The Municipal Court is staffed with a Presiding Judge; 4 Associate Judges; 4 part-time Prosecutors; and 2 full-time Court Clerks.

Presiding Judge

The Presiding Judge is John J. Klevenhagen III.

Jury Duty

Residents of Spring Valley Village may be summoned for jury duty.  An effort is made by the Court to send summonses 30 days prior to the jury duty service date.  The Jury Duty summons includes the necessary forms for claiming an exemption or disqualification.

Children, Family, and Friends in the Courtroom

Please note that children, family, and friends are not allowed in the court room.

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