In response to the coronavirus disease pandemic, the Missouri Supreme Court has ordered all in-persons court proceedings suspended through April 3, 2020. The suspension may be extended by the Missouri Supreme Court as circumstances may warrant. The suspension will include Circuit Court, Associate Circuit Court, Juvenile Court, Municipal Court and the Probate Division in Washington County, Missouri. The courts shall remain open for essential hearings to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants and juveniles, to file and hear orders of protection, emergency child custody cases, petitions for temporary restraining orders or other forms of temporary injunctive relief; emergency mental health orders, emergency guardianships are conservatorships, any proceeding relating to see COVID-19 public health emergencies, arguments regarding time sensitive matters, and any other exception approved by the Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court.  Unless specifically notified by the clerk, all of Judge Hyde’s dockets have been postpone.  To find out your new court date, or if you are unsure if your case falls within one of the essential exceptions listed above, you may contact the Clerk’s Office at (573) 438-3691, (573) 436-7716 or (573) 436-7715.  In the alternative, you can access MOCaseNet ( with your case number for the latest docket entry. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.
Office Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm

Telephone: (573) 438-6111 ext 228

Our office provides administrative support to the Circuit and Associate Circuit Judges in Washington County. We maintain court filings and records for the Court. The civil division consists mainly of divorces and other domestic cases, adult abuse, and large civil suits. When the State has deemed a crime has occurred, the file is maintained by the criminal division. Our juvenile division maintains records concerning actions filed by The Washington County Juvenile Office and other juvenile matters, including adoptions. We are responsible for compiling jury panels and summoning jurors.

Ashley Gum