Latest Court News
The 18th Judicial District will open on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
***COURT HEARINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY***
Please note that traffic court will not resume until mid-June.
The Office of the Court Trustee will not accept walk in visitors until further notice.
Please continue to file for marriage licenses and protection orders on-line.
All visitors will be screened and if admitted, must wear a mask while in the courthouse.
Live Court Hearings
To view live court Hearings for the 18th Judicial District Court
please click here
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, an emergency exists that poses a threat of imminent and potentially lethal harm to those who may have contact with a carrier of COVID-19. Rapid escalation of the emergency required the comprehensive measures we put in place on March 18,2020, in 2020-PR-016. Our March 18, 2020 order and this order are necessary to protect the health and safety of Kansans, including our judicial branch employees and judges. While 2020-PR-016 did not contain an expiration date, the Kansas Supreme Court announced it would review the order after two weeks to detemine if the order should stay in place and if so, whether amendments were warranted. The result was the administrative order 2020-PR-32, which amends 2020-PR-016 and can be found here.
ATTENTION: Protection Order Instructions During Shutdown
You may download a Protection Order from Abuse Packet here
You may download a Protection Order from Stalking Packet here
or visit any of the following locations:
Additionally, the Maize, Bel Aire, and Goddard police officers have forms although city hall is currently closed.
Solid Growth Workshop
The Eighteenth Judicial District has issued orders reducing certain court functions due to the global health emergency concerning COVID-19. The following decisions about Solid Growth Workshops that are held at the Sedgwick County Main Courthouse are now in effect:
All Solid Growth Workshops are canceled for the month April, 2020 and until further order of the court.
For more infomation, please click here.
"As Chief Judge, let me welcome you to the 18th Judicial District. Consistent with our mission statement, our goal is to provide you with fair and just services in a courteous and timely manner."
~ Chief Judge Jeffrey Goering
to the website of Kansas’s Eighteenth Judicial District, comprised solely of Sedgwick County. I hope that you find the information on our site helpful as you navigate your way through our judicial system for a particular purpose or just wish to learn more about our justice system and the services and programs that are available. Kansas’s court system is an independent branch of government that is established by the Constitution for the fair and just resolution of disputes and to protect the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States and the State of Kansas.
Our mission is to provide fair and just services in a courteous and timely manner. The judges and court staff in this district will strive daily to accomplish this mission and to instill public trust and confidence in our court system.
- Ellen House, Courthouse Administrator