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Welcome to the 18th Judicial District Court of Kansas in Sedgwick County

Throughout Kansas and here in Sedgwick County, district courts are the front line of the judicial system. District courts are the trial courts of Kansas with the power to preside over all civil and criminal cases, including divorce and domestic relations, damage suits, probate and administration of estates, guardianships, conservatorship cases, care of the mentally ill, juvenile matters, and small claims. It is here that the criminal and civil jury trials are held.

We hope you find your visit here interesting and informative. Below you will find links to the most requested information; you will also find navigation links on the left side of the page.


Our Mission:  To provide courteous and dignified treatment to all citizens, in an environment that always promotes efficient and fair administration of justice.


Attention!!!


Press Release - 18TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT TRUSTEE TO INCREASE FEES AFTER MORE THAN 20 YEARS

The 18th Judicial District Court Trustee will increase its fees by 1% effective October 1, 2018. K.S.A. 20-380 authorizes the Court Trustee to collect a fee, not to exceed 5% of support collected, to defray the office’s operational expenses. For over 20 years, the Office of the Court Trustee has charged a fee of 2.5%. The costs of technological advancements and employment benefits have increased dramatically in the past 20+ years and the Office of the Court Trustee is simply no longer able to sustain the office utilizing the fee structure developed decades ago.


Therefore, the Chief Judge of the 18th Judicial District, at the request of the Court Trustee, has authorized and ordered a 1% increase to the fee effective October 1, 2018.


The new fee amount continues to be less than the majority of the fees charged by other Trustees throughout Kansas. Two Court Trustee offices charge less than 3.5%, but most charge 4% or 5%. The goal is for the fee to continue to be charged equally to each party, making the effective increase to each party 0.5% (one-half of one percent). Income withholding orders for affected cases will be increased by 0.5% of current support to reflect the Obligor’s portion of the increase.


The impact to parties will be minimal, yet will allow the Trustee’s office to continue to process the high volume of cases and transactions in the quality manner the public has come to expect.


To view the Official Press Release, please click here, Click here.

To view Administrative Order 18-3 Amended, please click here, Click here.




Effective August 1, 2018, the Civil Order in Aid of Execution Docket for the 18th Judicial District Sedgwick County will be changing; reducing the number of hearing dates available per month. Currently the order in aid of execution docket is scheduled for every Friday afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., in the First-Floor Jury assembly room.


Notice - Attention Collection Attorneys:

Effective August 1, 2018, the Civil Order in Aid of Execution Docket for the 18th Judicial District Sedgwick County will be changing; reducing the number of hearing dates available per month. Currently the order in aid of execution docket is scheduled for every Friday afternoon, at 1:30 p.m., in the First-Floor Jury assembly room.


Effective August 1, 2018, all Civil Order in Aid of Execution hearings will be scheduled on the calendar for the First and Third Friday's of each month only. The hearing time remains at 1:30 p.m. and the location remains the same:
First-Floor Jury Room, 525 N. Main, Wichita KS, 67203, Sedgwick County Courthouse.



Email Encryption begins January 22nd, 2018!!!

Starting January 22nd 2018, the District Court will begin encrypting outbound emails that contain personal information. For information/help on viewing these emails,  Click here.


Guardian's Ward - Annual/Final Report

Conservatorship - Annual/Final Accounting


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Click here to pay by credit card; most traffic citations filed in the 18th Judicial District Court are eligible. Any citation requiring a court appearance or any Traffic misdemeanor citation that has already resulted in a drivers license suspension for failure to appear can not be paid without a court appearance.

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Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee's Amendments

2010 SC 62, Click Here
KBA Journal Civil Code and Time Computation, Click Here



Supreme Court Rule 123

Effective July 1st, 2005 the Kansas Supreme Court Rule 123 requires a standard cover sheet on all new cases filed in Kansas. Please see the links below for SC Rule 123 and the sample coversheets. The Adobe (PDF) versions of the cover sheets are forms that allow for completion once downloaded.


18th Judicial Branch ADA Compliance

It is the policy of the Kansas Judicial Branch to comply with the provisions of the Americans With
Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C.A. Section 12101, et seq. (“ADA”). More...


Employment Opportunities

Please visit the Kansas Judicial Branch website for available positions within the court, and to view/print an application online. Click Here...