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Posted on: March 18, 2020

*** CORONAVIRUS UPDATES ***

Shawnee County Courthouse is closed to the public beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 to lessen the spread of COVID-19
(posted March 27, 2020 5:28 PM)

The District Court is operating with extremely limited staff.  If you feel you have a Court emergency, please call (785) 251-6700.  If it is determined your situation constitutes an emergency action, you will be given additional instructions.

If you need to file a Protection from Abuse or Protection for Stalking case; Please call the YWCA Center for Safety & Empowerment at (785) 354-7927 or (888) 822-2983, located at 225 SW 12th Street. 


District Court is now closed to the public and judicial operations will be restricted to emergency functions only
(posted March 19, 2020 4:29 PM)

Emergency Functions Include:

  • Conducting first appearances
  • Addressing bonds
  • Issuing warrants
  • Conducting juvenile detention hearings and issuing warrants
  • Issuing ex parte orders and hearings concerning children in need of care and conducting temporary custody hearings
  • Issuing protection from abuse and protection from stalking orders
  • Issuing orders in mental illness and substance abuse cases
  • Issuing orders of isolation or quarantine
  • Any other matters that require emergency attention

If your case is not considered an emergency, it will be continued indefinitely.


You will be provided notice when your case has been rescheduled.  It is YOUR responsibility to ensure the court has your current and correct mailing address.  Please contact the court at (785) 251-6700 or Email:  addresschange@shawneecourt.org

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