Civil Process

We are located at: 

1305 Locust, 2nd Floor 
Kansas City, MO 64106
 
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 (DLT) sale in Kansas City and Independence. All documents regarding the sale are maintained in the Department.
 
THE SHERIFF DOES NOT SERVE LEGAL DOCUMENTS IN JACKSON COUNTY. PLEASE DO NOT DIRECT YOUR CORRESPONDENCE TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE.
 

DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
DELINQUENT LAND TAX SALE CONFIRMATION HEARING DATES
INDEPENDENCE: November 12
KANSAS CITY: November 4 to November 7

 

Please see our link to the Delinquent Land Tax, frequently as questions, or email DLTemail@courts.mo.gov for any other questions.

 

The Department of Civil Process is not connected to or involved with Private Process Servers. It does not supervise nor bear any responsibility for Private Process Servers.
For question about Private Process Servers please contact the Civil Records Department at 816-881-3926.
 
If you wish to express any concerns regarding Civil Process, please contact:
 
Director                                                                    Assistant Director
Jack Foster                                                               Vacant
Phone: 816-881-3696                                               Phone: Vacant
Email: Jack.Foster@courts.mo.gov                          Email: Vacant
 
Manager, Civil Process
Deputies and Process Servers                              Supervisor, Clerical Staff
Barry Harris                                                               Jennifer Hodge
Phone: 816-881-1372                                               Phone: 816-881-3935
Email: Barry.Harris@courts.mo.gov                         Email: Jennifer.Hodge@courts.mo.gov
 
Administrative Assistant II
Victoria Gaughan
Phone: 816-881-3696