Bel Nor Attorney

Bel Nor Attorney

If you are in need of legal assistance or a lawyer in Bel-Nor, Missouri, please give our firm a call or send a quick email to help@lexstop.com.  Regardless of whether you are calling about a traffic ticket or you just have another legal issue, submit a form online or give us a call, and we will be happy to assist you in anyway we can.

For your convenience, Lexstop law firm has included contact information for the municipal court.  If you hire us on a simple speeding ticket, you will probably not be required to appear.  However, for more serious criminal and traffic offenses, you may be required to appear.  If you didn’t bother to write the court’s address down before you left, we have put this information up on our website for quick reference.

Village of Bel-Nor Municipal Court

8416 Natural Bridge

St. Louis County, MO 63121

(314) 381-2834 (phone)

(314) 381-2263 (facsimile)

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Interesting Facts about Bel Nor, Missouri

The Bel-Nor Exorcist connection

Although the book the Exorcist and the subsequent movie by the same name, one of the highest grossing films of all time,  were works of fiction, many people do not know that the events leading to its publication were based on actual events and many have a Bel Nor and Saint Louis connection.

A boy, commonly referred to as Roland Doe to protect his identity as he was a minor at the time, from Cottage City, Marlyand, a suburb of Washington D.C., was an only child who shared a strong bond and friendship with his Aunt Harriet, a spiritualist and resident of Saint Louis.  It is commonly believed that Aunt Harriet introduced Roland to a Ouija board to contact spirits.  When Roland’s Aunt died suddenly, many believe that he started using the Ouija board to contact her spirit prompting his possession by evil spirits.

Roland started displaying aggressive tendencies and behaviors prompting the boy’s Lutheran minister to suggest they contact Catholic priests to perform the rite of exorcism.  Roland, who had multiple relatives in Saint Louis and who owned a house in Bel-Nor, was sent to Saint Louis to receive the rite after unsuccessful attempts were made in the D.C. area.  Several priests from Saint Louis University exorcised the boy on numerous occasions at a sleepy house on Roanoke Drive in the village of Bel Nor and were ultimately successful in dispelling the demons.  Although there is a “spirited” debate about whether Roland was really possessed by evil spirits, by all accounts Roland grew up to be a happy and well adjusted member of society so the real story has a happy ending.

As many of the sites that prompted the book and subsequent movie have been demolished to make room for urban growth, the Bel-Nor home is one of the last remaining physical remnants of the story.  To see pictures of the house that inspired the book and to find out more information about the story, this article discusses the Bel Nor exorcist connection and this Saint Louis Riverfront Times article goes into more detail about the Bel Nor home that was listed for sale in 2009.

Below is a map of Bel-Nor, Missouri for a frame of reference in its relation to Saint Louis, Missouri.


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The village of Bel Nor, Missouri is a municipality of Saint Louis County.  It is located northwest of downtown Saint Louis and in the north center of Saint Louis County.  It is bordered on its south and west by unincorporated Saint Louis.  The neighboring municipality of Bel-Ridge lies to it’s north and west.  The city of Bellerive comprise it’s northeast border.  The city of Normandy comprises the bulk of its eastern border.  The city of Greendale lies to it’s southeast.

Below is a map of Bel-Nor, Missouri for a frame of reference in its relation to Saint Louis, Missouri.


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Bordering municipalities and areas:

Unincorporated Saint Louis County

Bel-Ridge

Bellerive

Normandy

Bel-Nor Schools

The University of Missouri Saint Louis lies partly in the city of Bel-Nor but largely borders it to the east.  Incarnate Word Academy is located in Bel-Nor.  The village of Bel-Nor is in the Normandy school district, and high school age students will normally attend Normandy high School.  For more information on the village of Bel-Nor’s high schools and colleges and the famous alumni who attended these schools and the positive contributions students and faculty have made to the community, please check out the following pinterest pages:

University of Missouri Saint Louis (UMSL)

Incarnate Word Academy

Normandy High School

Bel-Nor Government

The village of Bel-Nor is governed by a board of five elected trustees.  They are responsible for proposing and enforcing local ordinances and regulations.  However, the laws, ordinances, and regulations of Saint Louis County, Missouri, and the United States also apply to the city of Bel-Nor.  In one of their more controversial decsions, the village of Bel-Nor installed red light cameras along Natural Bridge Road with the goal of increasing revenue for the village as well as trying to reduce accidents.

The village of Bel-Nor has its own police force that patrols and enforces the laws and ordinances of the village as well as it’s own fire department.

The village of Bel-Nor has its own municipal court to handle ordinance and traffic violations.  Below is a map that you can use to locate the Bel-Nor municipal court.

Village of Bel-Nor Municipal Court

8416 Natural Bridge

St. Louis County, MO 63121

(314) 381-2834 (phone)

(314) 381-2263 (facsimile)

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Disclaimer: Our law firm seeks to insure the information listed on our site is accurate and current.  However, we cannot guarantee the information is fully up to date.  If you spot an error, please feel free to notify us right away.  If you have a picture of the courthouse or of the Village of Bel-Nor in general, we will be happy to post it on our website.  However, please keep in mind that we cannot post copyrighted materials unless you own the copyright and you consent to having them posted by emailing them to us.

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