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Municipal Courts

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

Municipal Courts

About municipal courts

Municipal court cases usually involve traffic and other minor offenses, and the person charged may be represented by a lawyer. The judge hears cases without a jury, and anyone convicted in municipal court may appeal to the district court of the county where the municipal court is located.

Find a court

Search for the city name on the League of Kansas Municipalities website to find a city's website and muncipal court information.


Certifying nonlawyer judges 

In Kansas, if a municipal judge is not a lawyer, he or she must be certified by the Kansas Supreme Court. A judge has 18 months from taking office to pass an examination given under the direction of the Supreme Court. Each year, all municipal judges must complete 13 hours of continuing legal education provided at the direction of the Supreme Court. 


Annual report

Kansas municipal courts submit caseload data, which are compiled in an annual report.

Kansas Municipal Courts Annual Report

For municipal court judges and clerks 

Municipal court judges and clerks may access more information through the Kansas Municipal Courts web portal managed by the Office of Judicial Administration.

Kansas Municipal Judges Association


Find a District Court

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