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***COURT HEARINGS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY***
All visitors will be screened and if admitted, must wear a mask while in the courthouse.
Updated April 2nd, 2021
Simplifying the protection order process
Filing a petition for protection can be confusing and overwhelming, especially when COVID-19 makes going to court difficult. Please click here to access the KS POP (Protection Order Portal) for helpful information, resources, and a clear path. You can complete the forms from anywhere and on any device. It is also free. When you click submit, your forms are sent to the court clerk.
Walk-in Traffic Court is located in the Basement of the Sedgwick County Courthouse.
The hours are from 8:30 a.m. - NOON, Monday - Friday, and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
**NOTE - If you have an Attorney you will go to the 5th Floor for Traffic Court.
Currently, during the COVID-19 Pandemic those interested in applying for a marriage license may apply online. For more information please follow this link.
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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 determine 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
Due to the pandemic, the Protection Order Office staff is not available for in-person assistance. Assistance is still available by calling the Protection Order Office at (316) 660-5290.
Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Paperwork for the order is available at the Police Substations listed below or at the Courthouse.
Patrol East 350 S. Edgemoor 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Patrol North 3015 E. 21st St N. 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Patrol South 211 E. Pawnee 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Patrol West 661 N. Elder 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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:
Solid Growth Workshop
The former Solid Growth workshop is now known as
"Kids First Workshop"
The Kids First Workshop is now open for scheduling.
Please contact the clerks office at: (316) 660-5727 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your class.
Limited Civil Cases
The CV LM Defendant Information Sheet is available here. You can complete and submit the form on-line BEFORE your scheduled court date in lieu of appearing in person. This is for NON eviction cases only.
"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