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.


In order to bid at the sale, a registration form must be submitted not less than 10 days prior to the sale. There is no exception to the 10 deadline for registration.  Download and print the registration form and related notice. Submit the completed registration forms by mail or hand deliver to the Department of Civil Process located at 1305 Locust, Kansas City, Missouri 64106.  

Publication for the Delinquent Land Tax sale can be purchased at The Daily Records, 405 E 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, Suite 101.


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.


Department of Civil Process              
1305 Locust, 2nd Floor                        
Kansas City, Missouri 64106              
Phone: 816-881-3696                          
Fax: 816-881-3642                              
Jonni L. Wright
Phone: 816-881-3696
Fax: 816-881-3642
Administrative Assistant II                 Assistant Director
Kenyatta A. Dukes                                Karen S. Rieckhoff
Phone: 816-881-3696                           Phone: 816-881-3936
Fax: 816-881-3642                                Fax: 816-881-3642
Email:             Email:
Supervisor, Deputies                           Delinquent Land Tax Clerk
and Process Servers                           Tracy Samuels
Jack Foster                                            Phone: 816-881-3095
Phone: 816-881-1372                            Fax: 816-881-3642
Fax: 816-881-3642                                Email: