KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, 415 E. 12th Street, will be closed for business tomorrow, Friday, February 1, due to extensive flooding caused by a water main break.

County staff and contractors have been on-site since early this morning and will continue to work until the downtown courthouse is fully operational.

It is important for citizens to know that they can still conduct business with the County’s Collection, Assessment and Recorder of Deeds departments on Friday, February 1 at the Historic Truman Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington Ave in Independence, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

People who are litigants in a case and had a court hearing scheduled for Friday, February 1 will receive a notice from the court rescheduling their case, just as if they had a continuance. This applies just to cases downtown.

Cases will still be heard on Friday, February 1 that were scheduled at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse and the Family Justice Center. Additionally, court hearings at the Criminal Justice Building will continue as scheduled. Only the hearings at 415 E. 12th Street are affected by the closures on Friday, February 1.

We appreciate the cooperation of our citizens, Jackson County associates, the City of Kansas City and KCP&L. Please continue to monitor our social media platforms for the latest information.