Supreme Court Rules and Supreme Court Operating Rules

This online compilation of Missouri's Supreme Court Rules and Supreme Court Operating Rules is offered as a convenience to the public only. The rules are not considered official documents of the Supreme Court of Missouri. The official documents are the orders entered periodically by the Supreme Court to enact or modify rules. These official orders are made public as they are entered, and the orders affecting rules are posted on the Judiciary's website at: Orders/Rules.

Please note that Supreme Court personnel cannot interpret the rules, do legal research or determine for you what specific rule might apply in a given situation.

Instructions: The Supreme Court Rules and Supreme Court Operating Rules are categorized into sections. To view the list of rules available within a section, please click on a link in the left menu bar.



Rules in Other Courts
For special rules in each of the three districts of the Court of Appeals, click the district:


Circuit courts also may issue local rules.


Standards with Comments for Guardians Ad Litem in Missouri
The attached standards are approved for use on and after Sept. 1, 2011.

Witness Fees

For the amount of fees allowed to witnesses for their services, see section 491.280, RSMo.