Kansas City Courthouses

Last updated: October 11, 2013

Spanning almost 8,000 square miles across state lines, the Kansas City Metropolitan area is home to the country’s best barbeque, a vibrant jazz scene and a world class sports teams on both sides of the border. Due to the size of the city and its two-state nature, navigating Kansas City courts can be confusing. This guide contains helpful information about Kansas City courthouses in both Missouri and Kansas.

On the Missouri side are courthouses for the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County. The Kansas City Courthouse on East 12th Street hears most civil cases, but certain types of cases, including family and juvenile matters and criminal cases, are heard at other locations. On the Kansas side, the Wyandotte County Courthouses contains all court divisions for the 29th Judicial District of Kansas and hears all types of cases arising out of Kansas City, Kansas.

Missouri Courts

  • Kansas City Municipal Division

    1101 Locust Street
    Kansas City
    , MO 64106

    Tel: (816) 513-2700

    Note: The Municipal Court hears cases involving violations of city ordinances, including traffic citations and violations.

  • Kansas City Courthouse

    415 E. 12th Street
    Kansas City
    , MO 64106

    Tel: (816) 881-3522

    Note: The Kansas City Courthouse hears civil cases 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County, including probate. Family Court matters are heard at the Family Justice Center.

  • Albert Riederer Community Justice Complex

    1315 Locust
    Kansas City
    , MO 64106

    Tel: (816) 881-3685

    Note: The criminal justice center hears criminal cases for the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County. The Kansas City Municipal Court handles minor traffic violations.

  • Family Justice Center

    625 E. 26th Street
    Kansas City
    , MO 64108

    Tel: (816) 474-3606

    Note: The Family Justice Center hears Family Court cases, including divorce, custody, child support and alimony, adoption and juvenile justice matters.

  • Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District

    1300 Oak Street
    Kansas City
    , MO 64106

    Tel: (816) 889-3600

    Note: The Court of Appeals for the Western District hears appellate cases from 45 counties. Court decisions appealed from a district court division in Jackson County are heard here.

Kansas Courts

  • Kansas City (KS) Municipal Court

    701 N. 7th Street Trafficway Room 232
    Kansas City
    , KS 66101

    Tel: (913) 573-5000

    Note: The Wyandotte County Courthouse handles all court business in Wyandotte County. It houses all court divisions of the 29th Judicial District of Kansas.  Here are the numbers for specific types of courts:

    Municipal: (913) 573-5200

    Civil: (913) 573-2901

    Limited/Small Claims: (913) 573-2811

    Probate: (913) 573-2834

    Criminal: (913) 573-2905

    Juvenile: (913) 573-4191

Federal Courts in Kansas City

  • Charles Evans Whittaker Courthouse

    400 E. 9th Street
    Kansas City
    , MO 64106



    District Court: (816) 512-5000

    Bankruptcy: (816) 512-1800

    Note: This U.S. Courthouse, serving the Western District of Missouri, hears both federal district court cases and bankruptcy cases.

  • Robert J. Dole Courthouse

    500 State Avenue Room 259
    Kansas City
    , KS 66101



    District Court: (913) 735-2200

    Bankruptcy Office: (913) 735-2150

    Note: This U.S. Courthouse, serving the District of Kansas, hears both federal district court cases and bankruptcy cases.

  • Kansas City Immigration Court

    2345 Grand Boulevard, Suite 525
    Kansas City
    , MO 64108

    Tel: (816) 581-5000

    Note: The Kansas City Immigration Court handles all detained and non-detained immigration cases from Kansas and Missouri.