Protection Order Unit

 

All Kansas City hearings will be held at the

Albert Riederer Community Justice Complex

1315 Locust St, Kansas City, MO 64106


 

NOTICE TO THOSE WISHING TO FILE AN ADULT/CHILD ABUSE PETITION

The clerks in these offices will explain and provide all forms necessary for the presentation of your petition to the court Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Petitions filed in the office before 4:30 p.m. will be presented to the court for review the same day. Petitions filed after 4:30 p.m. will be presented to the court for review the following business day.

You may also submit your completed petitions to the email addresses provided below by location.  If you are unsure of what location to use, you may submit your petition to civilrecords@courts.mo.gov

INFORMATION:
 

 

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 911

 


 

Western Jackson County

(Kansas City, Grandview)

Kansas City Courthouse
3rd Floor - Department of Civil Records
415 E 12th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64106
(816) 881-3974   Email: KC-POU@courts.mo.gov
(Dropbox located at 415 E 12th Street inside doors at the West entrance facing Oak street)
Map

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Eastern Jackson County

(Blue Springs, Independence, Lee's Summit, Raytown, etc.)

Independence Courthouse
2nd Floor - Department of Civil Records
308 W. Kansas Avenue
Independence, Missouri 64050
(816) 881-4555  Email: IN-POU@courts.mo.gov
(Dropbox inside front glass doors)
Map 

 

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Motion Forms

 

 

 

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EMERGENCY AFTER HOURS AND WEEKEND ASSISTANCE

For assistance with after hours petitions, please contact your local law enforcement office, hospital or one of the following shelters:

Shelter Referral (816) HOTLINE
Rose Brooks Center – Kansas City, MO (816) 861-6100
NEWHOUSE – Kansas City, MO (816) 471-5800
Hope House – Independence, MO (816) 461-4673 (HOPE)
Synergy/Safe Haven – North Kansas City, MO (816) 321-7050


**Most programs have free support groups for all women including those not in a shelter.  Please call the hotlines for information on these support groups.

IF YOU ARE IN IMMEDIATE DANGER CALL 911

 

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AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACCOMMODATIONS

If an attorney, party or witness to any of the proceedings will require an accommodation for a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the ADA Coordinator at 816-881-3652.

 

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ADULT ABUSE INFORMATION

Missouri’s Adult Abuse Act provides protective relief for victims of domestic violence and stalking. However, to receive an “Order of Protection” under this act, you must initiate a civil lawsuit by filing a petition with the court.

 

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Alternative Methods of Filing Due to COVID-19

The Department of Civil Records is open and available to members of the public who require assistance with their filings. In order to also provide alternative methods of filing for those practicing social distancing, the Department of Civil Records is temporarily accepting alternative methods for filing documents with the Court.

Litigants without attorneys may file pleadings in one of the following ways.

  • Via fax at one of the following numbers, which are checked between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on business days:
    • Civil Records Kansas City 816-881-3635 or
    • Civil Records Independence 816-881-4410
  • Via email at one of the following email addresses, which are checked between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm on business days:
  • Via Mail or Via Dropbox at one of the addresses listed above.
  • Please note that filings must be no larger than 7 MB and must be submitted in PDF format.

 

For Additional information about filing protection orders you may contact the Protection Order Unit at the following phone numbers:

  • Protection Orders Kansas City          816-881-3974
  • Protection Orders Independence      816-881-4555
     

Please be aware that we are experiencing periodic high call volume. We are checking and returning voicemails during this time.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911

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If you are in immediate danger, call 911