Great Benefits
  • Health, life, dental and vision coverage
  • Retirement
  • Sick and annual leave (10 hours per month)
  • Deferred compensation
  • Discounts at recreational facilities
  • Free parking
  • 13 Paid holidays a year!
Jury service is one of the most important civic duties you can perform. The protection of rights and liberties in circuit courts largely is achieved through the teamwork of judge and jury. You do not need any knowledge of the legal system to be a juror.
"You know that being an American is more than a matter of where your parents came from. It is a belief that all men are created free and equal, and that everyone deserves an even break."
President Harry S. Truman

To get that even break, plaintiffs and defendants depend upon the legal expertise of attorneys to assist them in accessing the judicial system.
The legal term for representing yourself is called
"pro se." This section of the website has forms and instructions on how to file a petition. Court staff can provide some assistance about how to fill out the forms, but cannot provide legal advice.

The Family Court has exclusive, original jurisdiction in all matters involving marriage, child custody, adult abuse and neglect, and all related matters. In Jackson County, these matters are heard in one of the three locations depending whether the case falls into the Juvenile Justice or Marriage and Family category.

"No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law."
Bill of Rights, Missouri Constitution

The function of court administration is to assure that justice is administered in accordance with these fundamental rights.

  • Kansas City Courthouse
    415 East 12th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64106

  • Eastern Jackson County

    308 West Kansas
    Independence, MO 64050

  • Albert Riederer
    Community Justice Complex

    1315 Locust
    Kansas City, MO 64106

  • Family Justice Center
    625 East 26th Street
    Kansas City, MO 64108

COVID-19 Information

The Court recognizes the need to assure the public is provided with information on procedures and processes that have been impacted by COVID-19. We have collected all administrative orders, notices, and other information that litigants, lawyers, and the general public need in order to conduct court business within the county's Courthouses. All information related to COVID-19 will be kept in one location on our website and can be found here: COVID-19.

To read more... & eFiling is your access to the Missouri state courts automated case management system which provides access to case records including docket entries, parties, judgments and charges in public court.

Pay by Web services are available within the system.

The Electronic Filing Information page provides links to the eFiling Attorney logon, where eFilings can be created and submitted. Other information includes training, announcements, documents and fees.

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