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The Kansas Supreme Court
301 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka Kansas 66612-1507

Office of Judicial Administration
Fax:  785.296.7076
Email: info@kscourts.org

Appellate Clerk's Office
Fax:  785.296.1028
Email: appellateclerk@kscourts.org

Municipal Courts

Municipal courts deal with violations of city ordinances committed within city limits. Cases usually involve traffic or other minor offenses.

A person charged with an offense in municipal court may be represented by a lawyer. The judge hears cases without a jury. Anyone convicted in municipal court may appeal to the district court of the county where the municipal court is located.

Municipal judges in Kansas who are not lawyers must be certified by the Kansas Supreme Court to hold office. A judge has 18 months from taking office to pass an examination given by the Supreme Court. Each year, nonlawyer judges must attend 13 hours of continuing legal education provided by the Supreme Court.

To find municipal court websites, search for the city name on the League of Kansas Municipalities website.

Ad Hoc Committee on Bonding Practices, Fines, and Fees in Municipal Courts

09-06-18 Ad Hoc Committee Report on Bonding Practices, Fines, and Fees in Municipal Courts
09-19-18 Supreme Court-appointed committee presents recommendations on municipal court practices
Photos from News Conference
09-25-17 Supreme Court committee to review municipal court practices
Ad Hoc Committee Map
09-06-17 Order