City of Colwich

Municipal Court

The Municipal Court is the court where alleged violations of City ordinance and the penal statutes of Kansas are tried. The Court’s responsibility is to guarantee the lawful rights of all who are brought before it. The majority of cases in the Municipal Court consist of violations of city traffic ordinances. The court provides a forum in which citizens may receive a swift and impartial trial on charges brought against them. A person is not entitled to a jury trial by this court-all evidence is heard by the Municipal Court Judge. If a person is convicted, the Judge may impose a fine, a sentence, or both in accordance with City ordinances. Citizens may represent themselves before the Judge without legal counsel if they so choose. An appeal from the Municipal Court may be taken to the District Court of Sedgwick County.

The payment of traffic violations that do not require an appearance before the Municipal Court Judge are handled through the Administrative Services office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. An after hours drop box is available on the property of the Administrative Center complex. If you choose to use this service, please include your ticket, along with a check or money order.

Court sessions are held at the Administrative Center, 310 S. Second St., the first Monday of each month at 3:30 p.m.

2021 COURT DATES
JANUARY 4
FEBRUARY 1
MARCH 1
APRIL 5
MAY 3
JUNE 7
JULY 6 (ALTERNATE DATE DUE TO INDEPENDENCE DAY)
AUGUST 2
SEPTEMBER 7 (ALTERNATE DATE DUE TO LABOR DAY)
OCTOBER 4
NOVEMBER 1
DECEMBER 6

Dates are subject to change – all offenders with outstanding charges are notified of date changes by U.S. Mail.

Contact:
Amy Baker, Court Clerk
316-796-1025
abaker@colwichks.gov

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CITY COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

The City Council meeting is scheduled for the third Monday of each month (second Monday of January) at 7:00 p.m. at the City Administrative Center, 310 S. 2nd St. Click 11/29/21 special meeting agenda to see the upcoming agenda. Regular city council meeting agendas are available the Wednesday before the meeting.

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE REPORT

The annual consumer confidence report detailing the city’s water quality is available for review. Click on 2021 Consumer Confidence Report to view this important information. If you know of someone who does not have a computer, please have them call 316-796-1025 and we will mail them a copy of the report.

ORDINANCE NO. 738

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING CHAPTER XIV ARTICLE 1 REGULATING TRAFFIC WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF COLWICH, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE STANDARD TRAFFIC ORDINANCE FOR KANSAS CITIES, 48TH EDITION OF 2021, WITH CERTAIN OMISSIONS, CHANGES, AND ADDITIONS; PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS; PROVIDING CERTAIN PENALTIES. See the full text here.

ORDINANCE NO. 739

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING PUBLIC OFFENSES WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF COLWICH, KANSAS; INCORPORATING BY REFERENCE THE UNIFORM PUBLIC OFFENSE CODE FOR KANSAS CITIES, 37TH EDITION OF 2021, WITH CERTAIN OMISSIONS, CHANGES, AND ADDITIONS; PRESCRIBING ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS; PROVIDING CERTAIN PENALTIES AND REPEALING CONFLICTING ORDINANCES. See the full text here.