Circuit Court Clerk

Cynthia Lee

Circuit Clerk

37th Judicial Circuit

Howell County, Missouri

Member Missouri Circuit Clerk’s Association


Hours/Days of Operation:

             8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.            Monday through Friday

Excluding state holidays.

Welcome to the Howell County Circuit Clerk’s Office website.

Please be advised that this Court and Clerk’s Office is prohibited by law from responding to requests for legal advice. You will need to direct your requests to a licensed attorney. We do not accept filings via e-mail; the Supreme Court has not approved such documents. You may file documents by fax directed to the Circuit Clerk’s Office. Fees for facsimile must be paid before the release of any fax number.

Contact Information:

Cynthia Lee, Circuit Clerk

106 Courthouse – West Plains, MO  65775

(417) 256-3741

Honorable Steven Privette

Presiding Circuit Judge – Division I

Honorable Donna Anthony

Associate Circuit Judge –  Division II

Honorable David Ray

Associate Circuit Judge – Division III

Criminal & Traffic:
(417) 256-4050

Criminal/Traffic Supervisor:  Allyson Bice
Division I – Circuit Criminal
Division III – Associate Criminal & Traffic

Civil & Family Court:
(417) 256-3741

Civil Supervisor – Crystal Howell
Division I – Circuit Civil, Family Court, & Juvenile Division
Division II – Associate Civil/Small Claims

Jury Management:

Websites:  Jury Commission     Jury FAQs                Jury Reporting Info Line: (417) 256-7505

(417) 255-1422

Division II – Probate
Guardianship & Conservatorship
Decedent’s Estates, Small Estates Affidavit

Docket Call:

Division I:   Presiding Circuit Judge, Honorable Steven Privette

Civil & Criminal:  Settings, Dismissals, and Non-Evidentiary Motions: First and third Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Ex Parte & Orders of Protection:  First and third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

Division II:   Associate Circuit Judge, Honorable Donna Anthony

Associate Civil:  Second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. with Trials immediately following announcements and call docket.
Assoc. Criminal: Felonies & Non-Support: Second Friday of each month at 9:00 a.m. and fourth Monday of each month at 1:00 p.m.

Division III:   Associate Circuit Judge, Honorable David Ray

Associate Criminal & Traffic:  Preliminary Hearings, Bench Trials, and Pleas: First and third Tuesdays of each month at 9:00 a.m.
Criminal & Traffic: Arraignment Docket: Each Monday at 9:00 a.m.
Prisoner Arraignments:   Daily or as needed.
Small Claims:  Second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Probate:  Second and fourth Thursday of each month at 9:00 a.m.