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Kansas District Courts in North Central Kansas to Begin Operating on New Case Management System July 11th

District Courts of Kansas
District Courts of Kansas

District courts in 40 counties across northern Kansas will transition to the new Kansas eCourt centralized case management system between July 6th and 11th.  The courts are the 12th Judicial District, which includes Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic, and Washington Counties, and the 28th Judicial District, which includes Ottawa and Saline Counties. 

During the cutover to the Kansas eCourt case management system, courts will remain open and operating but some procedures will change.  The procedure changes are authorized by Supreme Court Administrative Order 2020-CM-051.

Courts will stop accepting electronically filed documents from attorneys.  They will also stop accepting electronic payments.  Courts will continue to accept paper filed documents from attorneys, and self-represented parties will be able to file on paper or by fax.  The courts will accept only payments made in cash or by paper check.

The cutover to the new case management system starts at 6 pm Wednesday, July 6th.  That’s when electronic filing will be turned off and courts will begin accepting paper filings from attorneys.  This is also when the courts will stop accepting electronic payments and begin accepting only payments made in cash or by paper check.

Online services, including electronic filing and electronic payments, are scheduled to come back online at 12:01 am on Monday, July 11th.  Courts will be open during regular business hours and fully operating on the Kansas eCourt case management system.

As Kansas courts move to the Kansas eCourt case management system, their public records become available through the Kansas District Court Public Access Portal.  Public records are both case data and case documents.  What will be available through the portal is described in Supreme Court Rule 22: Access to Public Electronic District Court Case Records.

Only documents filed after a court begins operating on the Kansas eCourt case management system will be available through the public access portal, as permitted under Supreme Court rule.  Case data that predates the court beginning to operate on the Kansas eCourt case management system will be available if it complies with Supreme Court rule.

Public records not available through the public access portal will be available at the courthouse using a courthouse terminal.  Each court has a computer reserved for public searches of court cases and court records in that court.

Sealed cases and sealed records are not public and will not be available through either the public portal or the courthouse terminal.

For more information, visit Search District Court Records on the Kansas judicial branch website.