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.
Court fines, with no court appearance required, can be made by:
- Cash or check
- Via mail (check or money order) PO Box 158, Colwich, KS 67030-0158
- In drop box on the north side of the entrance drive at City Building, 310 S. Second St
- In person at the City Building, 310 S Second St
- Via telephone with Automatic Bank Withdrawal (no additional fee for echeck) 316-796-1025
- Credit Card Payment- VISA, Mastercard, AMEX or Discover accepted via telephone 316-796-1025 or at the City Building (a 2.8% fee will be charged for this service)
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 8:00 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.
2023 COURT DATES
JANUARY 3 (TUESDAY, ALTERNATE DATE DUE TO NEW YEAR’S DAY)
JUNE 12 (2ND MONDAY OF THE MONTH)
SEPTEMBER 5 (TUESDAY, ALTERNATE DATE DUE TO LABOR DAY)
Dates are subject to change – all offenders with outstanding charges are notified of date changes by U.S. Mail.
Appearing in Court
The City of Colwich Administrative Center meeting room serves as the Court room for the Municipal Court. The Municipal Judge, Court Clerk and Colwich Police Officer will be in attendance at every scheduled event. When you appear in Court you will be required to obey the following rules:
Appropriate clothing and shoes will be worn.
Cell phones and pagers will be turned off.
Food and drink are not allowed in the Courtroom.
The wearing of hats or caps is not allowed.
Amy Baker, Court Clerk