Court operations continue to evolve due to the closure of the Jackson County Circuit Court downtown at 415 E. 12 Street in Kansas City because of repairs to the building from a water leak.

Self-represented litigants, who are also known as pro se, can now file civil documents at the Criminal Records Department in the Criminal Justice Building at 1315 Locust St. The Criminal Records Department is on the 1st floor of the building.

Alternatively, pro se litigants can file documents with the Civil Records Department at the Eastern Jackson County Courthouse in Independence, 308 W. Kansas. The Independence courthouse is open.

The downtown courthouse remains closed. Please note these location changes for these particular divisions.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Morning
Division 10, Adult Abuse hearings, 8:30 a.m. Criminal Justice Building, 1315 Locust
Division 25, Dockets at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., Criminal Justice Building, 1315 Locust
Division 29, Dockets at 9:00 and 10:00 a.m., Kansas City Municipal Court, 511 E. 11 St.
Division 43, Docket at 12:00 noon, Kansas City Municipal Court, 511 E. 11 St.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Afternoon
Division 31 These dockets were previously cancelled and rescheduled and will not be held. This information amends an earlier version of this news release which stated a location change for Wednesday.

These changes will be posted on the doors of the courthouse downtown and on the Court’s website. Court staff will be on hand to direct litigants to the Kansas City Municipal Court, which is a half block north of the courthouse, and the Criminal Justice Building, which is a half block south of the courthouse.

The Court apologizes that the location of all court hearings scheduled for tomorrow downtown are unable to be changed due to the lack of courtroom space elsewhere.

Self-represented litigants whose hearings were cancelled due to the building closure will receive a Notice of Hearing through the mail for their rescheduled hearing.

In addition, the judges and their staffs are working with attorneys to reschedule hearings.

Records Department staff will be glad to assist litigants with questions regarding the scheduling of their cases. Records staff can be reached at:
Civil Records 816-881-4474
Criminal Records 816-881-4501 or 816-881-3141
Probate Records 816-881-4552

The changes made to the locations of court hearings will be updated every day until the downtown courthouse is reopened.