ADA Inormation

Americans with Disabilities Act

The 16th Judicial Circuit Court for Jackson County, Missouri will take appropriate steps to ensure that communication with litigants, participants, jurors and members of the public with disabilities are effective. No qualified individual with a disability will be excluded, by reason of such disability from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs or activities of the Court or be subjected to discrimination by the Court.

For information about obtaining auxiliary aids and services where necessary, please click on the link ADA Auxiliary Aids and Service.

For information about the facilities of the Family Court Services, please contact:

David Rose
Director of Support Services
Family Court Division
625 E. 26th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 435-4856
Fax: (816) 435-4793

The information below relates to the facilities of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court, except for Family Court.

For information about the facilities, other than the Family Court, please contact:

Josh Bateman
Legal Counsel
Jackson County
415 East 12th Street - Room 303
Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2706
Phone: (816) 881-3652
Fax: (816) 881-3164

Parking

There is no designated free parking for the public at either courthouse. There are metered spaces designated for persons with disabilities on the north side of the Kansas City Courthouse on 12th Street, near the Oak intersection. Wheelchair accessible public parking is also available in the City Garage located at the corner of 12th and Oak. For the Independence Courthouse, metered parking is available on the street in front of and on the sides of the courthouse.

Wheelchair Accessible Entries

The wheelchair accessible entrance for the downtown Kansas City courthouse is located on the west side of the building on Oak Street. The wheelchair accessible entrance for the Independence Courthouse is located at the front of the building on West Kansas. Both buildings are equipped with elevators.

Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms

In the downtown Kansas City courthouse, accessible public restrooms are located in the Jury Assembly Room on the 3rd Floor. In the Independence Courthouse, the accessible public restrooms are located on the ground floor (basement).

 

Wheelchair Accessible Courtrooms

Kansas City Courthouse:
Primary ADA Courtroom: Division 14, 4th Floor
Secondary ADA Courtroom: Division 50, 10th Floor

Independence Courthouse:
Primary ADA Courtroom: Division 33, Ground Floor
Secondary ADA Courtroom: Division 28, Ground Floor

Criminal Justice Building:
This building and the courtrooms within it are ADA compliant.

 

ADA Coordinators
The Court has designated an ADA Coordinator for the facilities of the Family Court Services Division and an ADA Coordinator for all other divisions and departments:

For all court areas except Family Court: For Family Court Services Division:


Josh Bateman
Legal Counsel
Jackson County Courthouse
415 East 12th Street - Room 303
Kansas City, Missouri 64106-2706
Phone: (816) 881-3652
Fax: (816) 881-3164


David L. Rose
Director of Support Services
Family Court Division
625 E. 26th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 435-4856
Fax: (816) 435-4793