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Welcome to the 18th Judicial District Court of Kansas in Sedgwick County

Throughout Kansas and here in Sedgwick County, district courts are the front line of the judicial system. District courts are the trial courts of Kansas with the power to preside over all civil and criminal cases, including divorce and domestic relations, damage suits, probate and administration of estates, guardianships, conservatorship cases, care of the mentally ill, juvenile matters, and small claims. It is here that the criminal and civil jury trials are held.

We hope you find your visit here interesting and informative. Below you will find links to the most requested information; you will also find navigation links on the left side of the page.


Our Mission:  To provide courteous and dignified treatment to all citizens, in an environment that always promotes efficient and fair administration of justice.


Attention!!

We have received multiple reports from the general public of fake email from the court. Keys to spotting suspicious email include but not limited to, grammatical errors, spelling errors, threats and asking for any personal information. Also, be wary of any links in the email; hover over the link to see where they go, if anywhere. Clicking on links is a common source of computer infections and malware. If you receive any email from the court that looks suspicious, delete the email and feel free to call the courthouse (660-5800) for verification.

Attention Attorneys!! Sedgwick County now has Electronic Filing

Are you an attorney that handles Civil, Limited and/or Probate cases?  If so, you may be eligible to participate in our efiling program.  Click here for more information.


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Click here to pay by credit card; most traffic citations filed in the 18th Judicial District Court are eligible. Any citation requiring a court appearance or any Traffic misdemeanor citation that has already resulted in a drivers license suspension for failure to appear can not be paid without a court appearance.

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2013 Appointed Counsel Claim Form

Court Appointed Attorneys please use the new voucher when requesting payment for misdemeanor, motion for adult prosecution (MAP), and juvenile felony cases. CINC Parent Attorneys, please use CINC form.

To find the new 2013 Counsel Claim Form, Click Here



IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF KANSAS

Re: Kansas Judicial Branch Fiscal Year 2010 Surcharge

To read the 2010 Surcharge order, Click Here



Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee's Amendments

2010 SC 62, Click Here
KBA Journal Civil Code and Time Computation, Click Here



Court Trustee Office

The mailing address for the office of the Court Trustee is:

Court Trustee
525 N Main - 7th Floor West
Wichita, KS 67203

Our business hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, except for holidays. Our phone number is (316) 660-5833.


Effective February 7, 2012, the Kansas Payment Center will NO LONGER ISSUE PAPER CHECKS for support payments. To sign up for Direct Deposit or the NOW Debit Card visit www.kspaycenter.com If you do not choose an option by then, you will be sent a NOW Visa™ Debit Card automatically.


All child support payments should be sent to:

Kansas Payment Center
P.O. Box 758599
Topeka, KS 66675-8599

www.kspaycenter.com

Questions from parents or from employers about how the new payment center will affect them can call a toll-free, 24-hour number, (877) 572-5722.

Click here to download the KPC Child Support Order Information Sheet  (Excel format)


Supreme Court Rule 123

Effective July 1st, 2005 the Kansas Supreme Court Rule 123 requires a standard cover sheet on all new cases filed in Kansas. Please see the links below for SC Rule 123 and the sample coversheets. The Adobe (PDF) versions of the cover sheets are forms that allow for completion once downloaded.


18th Judicial Branch ADA Compliance

It is the policy of the Kansas Judicial Branch to comply with the provisions of the Americans With
Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C.A. Section 12101, et seq. (“ADA”). More...


Employment Opportunities

Please visit the Kansas Judicial Branch website for available positions within the court, and to view/print an application online. Click Here...


Jury Scam Warning:
Jury scams have seen a resurgence in recent months. If you receive a phone call or an e-mail from someone claiming to be a court official, DO NOT give them your social security number or credit card information. Our court will never ask for this confidential information over the phone or by e-mail.