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District Court Rules

The Supreme Court permits judicial districts to adopt rules when necessary.



District court rules

The Kansas Supreme Court has adopted rules that govern how district courts operate.

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Supreme Court Rule 105 permits judicial districts to adopt local rules that are:

  • clear and concise;

  • necessary for the judicial district's administration;

  • consistent with applicable statutes; and

  • consistent―but not duplicative of―Supreme Court rules.​

 

Local district court rules

1st Judicial District: Atchison and Leavenworth counties (no local rules) 

2nd Judicial District: Jackson, Jefferson, Pottawatomie, and Wabaunsee counties

3rd Judicial District: Shawnee County

4th Judicial District: Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage counties

5th Judicial District: Chase and Lyon counties

6th Judicial District: Bourbon, Linn, and Miami counties

7th Judicial District: Douglas County

8th Judicial District: Dickinson, Geary, Marion, and Morris counties

9th Judicial District: Harvey and McPherson counties

10th Judicial District: Johnson County

11th Judicial District: Cherokee, Crawford, and Labette counties

12th Judicial District: Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic, and Washington counties

13th Judicial District: Butler, Elk, and Greenwood counties

14th Judicial District: Chautauqua and Montgomery counties

15th Judicial District: Cheyenne, Logan, Rawlins, Sheridan, Sherman, Thomas, and Wallace counties

16th Judicial District: Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Kiowa, and Meade counties

17th Judicial District: Decatur, Graham, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, and Smith counties

18th Judicial District: Sedgwick County

19th Judicial District: Cowley County

20th Judicial District: Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell, and Stafford counties

21st Judicial District: Clay and Riley counties

22nd Judicial District: Brown, Doniphan, Marshall, and Nemaha counties

23rd Judicial District: Ellis, Gove, Rooks, and Trego counties

24th Judicial District: Edwards, Hodgeman, Lane, Ness, Pawnee, and Rush counties

25th Judicial District: Finney, Greeley, Hamilton, Kearny, Scott, and Wichita counties

26th Judicial District: Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens counties

27th Judicial District: Reno County

28th Judicial District: Ottawa and Saline counties

29th Judicial District: Wyandotte County

30th Judicial District: Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt, and Sumner counties

31st Judicial District: Allen, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson counties (no local rules)



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