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Kansas Courts Electronic Filing

The Kansas Courts e-Filing initiative will move all Kansas state courts from a paper-based system to one that relies on electronic documents. When the rollout is complete, all district and appellate courts will be able to receive and store electronic documents, saving paper, space, time, and money.

Starting in 2013, lawyers in private and public practice volunteered to test the Kansas Courts e-Filing system to file documents with the Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and some district courts. District courts that are using e-filing make it available for general use to file documents in certain case types. E-filing in the appellate courts is expanding and the Supreme Court recently announced that e-filing will become mandatory November 2, 2015.

Right now, only lawyers in good standing who are licensed in Kansas may use Kansas Courts e-Filing. It is a goal to eventually open e-filing to self-represented litigants.

Why file electronically?

Kansas district courts process nearly half a million cases a year, so electronic filing holds great promise for saving courts time, resources, and storage space. When e-filing is in place statewide, and it is used in combination with case and document management systems, judges, court clerks, and lawyers will be able to access electronic court case files at any time.

There also are many benefits specific to e-filers:

  • You can file your document without leaving your office.
  • You can copy information from an earlier filing to create a new filing on the same case, reducing data entry.
  • On a case-by-case basis, you can specify who in your office can see your filings.
  • Once you register, you may electronically file in any court where e-filing is used.
  • You will spend less on postage, photocopying, and delivery fees.

Which courts accept electronic filing?

Kansas Courts e-Filing will eventually be in all state courts, from the Supreme Court to the Court of Appeals to district courts. The only exception is Johnson County District Court, which has its own e-filing system.

Electronic filing in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals is expanding and will become mandatory November 2, 2015. To learn more, visit our web page about the Kansas appellate courts e-filing filing expansion project.

District courts in these judicial districts now accept electronic filing:

1st: Atchison and Leavenworth counties
2nd: Jackson, Jefferson, Pottawatomie and Wabaunsee counties
3rd: Shawnee County (Case Number Conversion Table)
4th: Anderson, Coffey, Franklin and Osage counties
5th: Chase and Lyon counties
6th: Bourbon, Linn and Miami counties (Administrative Order No. 2016-4)
7th: Douglas County (Administrative Order 14-16)
8th: Dickinson, Geary, Marion and Morris counties (Administrative Order No. 2016-2)
9th: Harvey and McPherson counties
12th: Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties
13th: Butler, Elk and Greenwood counties
14th: Chautauqua, Montgomery-Coffeyville and Montgomery-Independence counties
15th: Cheyenne, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas and Wallace counties
16th: Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Kiowa and Meade counties
17th: Decatur, Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips and Smith counties
18th: Sedgwick County
20th: Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell and Stafford counties
21st: Clay and Riley counties
23rd: Ellis, Gove, Rooks and Trego counties (Administrative Order No. 15-12-2), (Revised Administrative Order No. 2016-1)
24th: Edwards, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee and Rush counties
25th: Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott and Wichita counties
26th: Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton and Stevens counties
27th: Reno County
28th: Ottawa and Saline counties
29th: Wyandotte County (Service Option document, new Divorce filing SAD Order, Notice to Attorney filing Chapter 61 Cases)
30th: Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt and Sumner counties

The number of participating courts will continue to grow until all courts statewide are able to accept electronic filings.

How do I register to use Kansas Courts e-Filing?

Before you register, watch tutorials on the Kansas Courts e-Filing Training Videos page. Then, go to the Kansas Courts e-Filing page, where you will select Request Account under the New User heading.

Before your account request is processed, you must read, accept, and agree to abide by the terms of use for Kansas Courts e-Filing. The terms of use include a requirement that you follow technical standards set out in Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 268 for filing and transmitting electronic court documents.

Once your account is approved, you will receive an email that explains how to log in for the first time. Attached to the email will be several useful documents, including an explanation of rules and technical standards, and a list of documents currently accepted by Kansas Courts e-Filing. If you have any questions or experience any problems with the registration process, please email efilingadministrator@kscourts.org.

Johnson County District Court maintains an electronic filing system that is separate from Kansas Courts e-Filing and you must contact the court directly to gain access to it. If you use the Johnson County e-Filing system, be aware of service requirements identified in Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 268.

What if I want more training?

Some people feel comfortable using Kansas Courts e-Filing after watching online tutorials, but others prefer more in-depth training. If you want training beyond what is offered in online tutorials, register to participate in a webinar through Kansas e-Filing Training.

Where can I get support using Kansas Courts e-Filing?

If you are an attorney with an existing e-filing account and you need support, contact the helpdesk by calling 1-844-892-3721 (toll free), or emailing kansassupport@tybera.com. Telephone and email support are available 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Updates to Kansas Courts e-Filing

Court Service Officers Instructions for filing to District Courts
e-Filing Defects and Enhancements - Updated May 23, 2016
District Court Filer - Wallet Account Instructions
District Court Filer - Document List - Updated June 7, 2016
Appellate Court Filer - Document List
District Court Filer - PowerPoint Presentation
Civil Appellate Court Filer - PowerPoint Presentation
Appellate Court Filer - Specific Order Of Docketing Documents
Data Entry Rules for Filers Criminal parties
Data Entry Rules for Filers Civil parties
District/County Attorneys - Numbers For Filing to the Appellate Courts
Agency Numbers For Filing to the Appellate/District Courts - Updated June 22, 2016
CCR 9 Updates for Filers
Filing Charges Report for District Payments - Updated March 24, 2016