News Media

Camera in the Courtroom rules

The news media may make a request to have a camera in the courtroom as provided by the Missouri Supreme Court Operating Rule 16.

The Jackson County Circuit Court has a local rule, Rule 9.9, about where photographers may physically be located in the courthouses.

If your news organization would like to make a request to have a camera in the courtroom, please e-mail the Public Information Officer, Valerie Hartman, at valerie.hartman@courts.mo.gov at least five days before the requested hearing or trial.

The use of electronic devices in the courtroom -  including camera phones - to take photos, record video or audio is strictly prohibited.

For public information contact:

Valerie Hartman
Public Information Officer
Jackson County Circuit Court
415 E. 12th Street, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64106-2706 

Phone 816 881-3552
Fax      816 881-3164 

e-mail   valerie.hartman@courts.mo.gov