About the Courts
On-street parking is limited around the courthouse. Public spaces are limited to
two hours. We encourage all visitors to the courthouse to park in the free parking garage located south of the courthouse between Cherry
and Chestnut streets.
The court will not reimburse individuals for tickets incurred while visiting the
The Court is a secured building with required security screening for all entrants.
Please be prepared to pass through metal detectors and to have your personal items
scanned by X-ray.
Weapons of any kind are prohibited in the courthouse, including but not limited
to guns and knives.
The Court Information Officer is Katherine Stocks 913-715-3300 or
We are happy to provide a tour of the courthouse. Please contact at 913-715-3300
The American with Disabilities Act insures your right to reasonable accommodations
when visiting the courthouse and during the employment process. Arrangements will
be made if you have a disability that requires an accommodation in visiting the
courthouse or completing an application form, taking an examination or in interviewing.
A request for accommodation will not affect your opportunity for employment with
the Judicial Branch. It is your responsibility to make your needs known to the Judicial
Branch. Please contact (913) 715-3300 for courthouse requests or (913)-715-3307
for employment requests.
In our continuing efforts to explore ways to cut down on travel time, client costs,
parking issues, and to help address security line congestion, some divisions of
the court are able to offer video conferencing on some cases. Many status conferences,
discovery motions and other short hearings can be easily heard by video conference.
If you would like to request a video conference hearing, please send an e-mail to
the particular division’s Administrative Assistant: copying all counsel and unrepresented
parties. We will let you know if the case can be heard by video.
The District Courts uses the 'Blue Jeans' video conferencing system. Please review
the system requirements at www.bluejeans.com. If your operating system is up to
date and you have a current browser, it should work fine. Many users prefer to use
smart phones or tablets. The free 'Blue Jeans' app is available at the Apple or
Android App stores. You may need to adjust your settings to allow 'Blue Jeans' access
to your camera, microphone and speakers.
When a video conference is scheduled you will receive an invitation by email from
the Court. Upon accepting the invite it will disappear from your inbox and an entry
will appear on the calendar associated with that e-mail account. At the appropriate
time, double-click the calendar entry and follow the directions and hyperlinks to
enter the hearing. More information about the 'Blue Jeans' software and app can
be found at www.bluejeans.com.
The increasing use of various electronic devices including phones, tablets, and
other wireless communication devices continually challenges a court’s legitimate
concerns for courtroom security, participant distraction, and decorum.
During a judicial proceeding a person may possess -but not use- electronic devices.
All cell phones must be turned off in the courtroom. During court proceedings, all
electronic devices must be put away and out of sight, unless use of the devices
is authorized by the presiding judge. A person may use a cell phone or other electronic
device in a court facility, but not in a courtroom, to make or receive phone calls,
e-mails, and/or text messages only.
A person is prohibited from using a cell phone or any other electronic device in
a court facility to: (A) Take pictures, (B) Take videos, (C) Make sound recordings,
(D) Broadcast sound, and (E) Broadcast still or moving images (video). (2) Violating
this rule may result in the device being confiscated.
Please note that additional rules may apply to individual court divisions. Please
contact the Division’s Administrative Assistant directly with specific questions.