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

 

DATES OF THE NEXT DELINQUENT LAND TAX SALE
INDEPENDENCE: August 12 to August 15
KANSAS CITY: August 19 to August 24
 
Important Notice for Bidder Applications:
As of July 31, 2019 the KCMO Police Department will no longer be providing criminal records check. You will need to respond to the Kansas City Municipal Court at 511 E 11th st, Kansas City, MO 64106, or you can follow this link www.kcmo.gov/city-hall/departments/municipal-court/case-information-and-records for your record check to submit with your Bidder Application.
Please be advised that it may take (3) days to obtain this report.
Individuals and businesses who own properties in Jackson County must demonstrate that they do not own properties affected by a tax bill which has been delinquent for more than six months and is not the owner of any parcel of real property with two or more violations of the municipality's building or housing codes.  A prospective bidder may make such demonstration by presenting statements from the appropriate collection and enforcement officials of the municipalities.
NOTE: For a business, corporation, LLC, partnership, limited partnership, trust, or real estate trust which own property in Jackson County please see our Bidder Registration information under Delinquent Land Tax Overview to determine the individual from your business who must provide this information.
 
  • Bidder information for DLT sale
    • Bidder registration is now open and will continue until ten day prior to the sale
    • Last day to register for the Independence sale is August 2
    • Last day to register for the Kansas City sale is August 9
  • Publication for DLT sale
    • All listing for the sale are published at the Daily Record located at: 920 Main Street, Suite 825, Kansas City MO 64105.
      • Independence listing is now available.
      • Kansas City will be available on Friday July 26
 
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                                                               Karen Rieckhoff
Phone: 816-881-3696                                               Phone: 816-881-3936
Email: Jack.Foster@courts.mo.gov                          Email: Karen.Rieckhoff@courts.mo.gov
 
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