Civil Process

In the 16th Judicial Circuit, the Department of Civil Process performs the same duties as a sheriff’s civil division in other Missouri counties.  The authority to perform those duties is granted under the Jackson County Home Rule Charter which was approved by a majority of qualified electors on November 3, 1970 and became effective January 1, 1973.  Those duties include: 

  • Serve circuit, associate circuit, probate and criminal summons, notices, protection orders and subpoenas. 
  • Execute pre and post judgment orders and writs i.e. order of delivery (replevins) writ of attachment, restitution (eviction), levy by actual seizure of personal and real property and levy by garnishment. 
  • Conduct the annual Court Administrator’s Delinquent Land Tax sale in Kansas City and Independence.  All Court files regarding those sales are maintained at this location.

 

The Department of Civil Process is in no way connected to or involved with private process servers.  It does not supervise nor bear any responsibility for private process servers.

Contacts

DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL PROCESS
1305 Locust, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Phone: 816-881-3696
Fax: 816-881-3642

DIRECTOR
Jonni L. Wright
Phone: 816-881-3696
Fax: 816-881-3642
E-mail: jonni.wright@courts.mo.gov

DELINQUENT LAND TAX CLERK
Vacant
Phone: 816-881-3095
Fax: 816-881-3642
E-Mail:

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Karen S. Rieckhoff
Phone: 816-881-3936
Fax: 816-881-3642
E-mail: krieckho@courts.mo.gov