KANSAS CITY COURTS
Kansas City, Kansas Courts and
Kansas City, Missouri Courts
The following is information and links on Kansas City courts. As a large metropolitan city split between 2 states, there is bound
to be confusion between court systems.
There are some differences. The following is a brief explanation of each state's court
Note that when referring to Kansas City courts, a District Court in Kansas is generally comparable to a Circuit Court in Missouri. They just have
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In Kansas, Municipal Courts have jurisdiction over violations of municipal ordinances and criminal misdemeanor offenses
occurring within the city's police jurisdiction. Municipal courts are located in the cities of Kansas that have
established such courts.
Probate Courts have jurisdiction over matters dealing with wills, estates, real property, mental illness, and adoption.
Each county has a Probate Court.
Small Claims Courts have jurisdiction over civil matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed $3,000. You may
represent yourself in these courts. Each county has a small claims court.
District Courts have jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanor offenses and the preliminary hearings held in felony
prosecutions. District courts also have jurisdiction in civil matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed
$10,000. Each county has a district court.
Juvenile Courts have jurisdiction over both civil and criminal matters involving those under the age of 18, including
actions where a child is alleged to be delinquent, dependent or in need of supervision. These legal proceedings are
considered confidential. Each county has a juvenile court.
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Kansas Municipal and District Courts
The Missouri Judiciary consists of three levels of courts: The trial courts (also known as the circuit courts),
an intermediate appellate court (the Missouri Court of Appeals) that is divided into three regional districts, and the
Supreme Court of Missouri.
The circuit courts are the primary trial courts in Missouri. They have authority over almost all civil and criminal
matters. Every Missouri county has a circuit court, and these courts are organized into 45 regional circuits throughout
Each circuit court consists of many divisions, such as circuit, associate circuit, small claims, municipal,
criminal, family, probate and juvenile. The type of case determines the division to which a particular case is assigned.
Missouri Municipal and Circuit Courts
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