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Updated August 25th, 2021
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Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) Program
The KERA Program is funded through federal COVID money and administered in Kansas by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (Kansas Housing). The KERA program benefits tenants and landlords. It provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to households experiencing financial hardship because of the COVID pandemic. The tenant gets to stay in the home and the landlord receives payment for all past due amounts, including late fees.
Landlords and tenants apply together through an online application process. If the application is approved, the landlord or utility provider receives funds directly from KERA. To date, the KERA program has provided over $18.5 million to 3,300 Kansas households across the state.
To learn more about the program, such as eligibility criteria, the application process, and program guidelines, visit the KERA website. Kansas Housing has prepared a fact sheet for tenants (also available in Spanish) and a fact sheet for landlords (also available in Spanish), which give good overviews of the program.
***Effective July 6th 2021***
All vaccinated visitors will be admitted without masks .
Filing a petition for protection is now easily accessible from your computer or phone.
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.
For help filling out the forms on-line, please call (316) 660-5290
Walk-In Traffic Court
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.
MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS
To apply for a marriage license online, please follow this link.
Kids First Workshop
The Kids First Workshop is open for scheduling.
Please contact the clerks office at: (316) 660-5727 or by emailing email@example.com 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.
LIVE STREAMING COURT HEARINGS
To view live court Hearings for the 18th Judicial District Court
please click here
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~ Chief Judge Jeffrey Goering
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