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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, or city, courts deal with alleged violations of city ordinances committed within the city limits. The cases usually involve traffic and other minor offenses. A person charged with an offense in municipal court may be represented by a lawyer. The judge hears the cases without a jury. Anyone convicted in municipal court may appeal to the district court of the county in which the municipal court is situated.

All non-lawyer municipal judges in Kansas 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. In addition, non-lawyer judges must attend 10 hours of continuing legal education each calendar year which is provided by the Supreme Court.

Municipal Courts on the Web