City of Lawrence Municipal Court and Lawrence-Douglas County Planning and Development Services to move

Porter ArneillCity, City Attorney, Planning & Development

Starting Monday, February 25th, Municipal Court, the City Prosecutor’s office, the Human Relations office, and the Lawrence-Douglas County Planning and Development Services Department will open for business in the newly renovated space known as City Hall Riverfront in the Riverfront Plaza east of City Hall.

Municipal Court ─ which includes the City Prosecutor’s office and the Human Relations office ─ will permanently move from its current location at 1006 New Hampshire Street to the top floor of the new City Hall Riverfront at One Riverfront Plaza. The first court session in the new location is set for Monday, February 25th, 2019. “We’re excited about our new location and its proximity to other City services,” Municipal Court Manager Vicki Stanwix said. “A lot of work has gone into making this move. We look forward to having court here and to provide an improved court experience for the Lawrence community.”

The Lawrence-Douglas County Planning and Development Services Department will also move to new offices in the new City Hall Riverfront office space adjacent to Municipal Court. According to Scott McCullough, Director, “The Planning and Development Services departments merged into one department in 2007. This is the final step in having a truly merged department and will allow us to consolidate resources and provide better service for our customers.”

Municipal Court and the Planning and Development Services Department will continue their regular hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information about Municipal Court, call (785) 832-6190 or visit: lawrenceks.org/attorney/municipal-court. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Municipal Court Office at courtinfo@lawrenceks.org or (785) 832-6190

For more information about the Planning and Development Services Department, call (785) 832-7700 or visit: lawrenceks.org/pds