Municipal Court is Open for Business

Effective April 19, 2021, payments for meter and parking citations issued in downtown Lawrence and at the H.E.R.E. complex can be paid online at

Courtroom seating has been modified to allow for adequate social distancing. The use of a mask is highly encouraged and will be required in the courtroom. Please wear a mask if you have one. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you. Fingerprinting services will resume the week of June 22nd on a reduced schedule. The hours for fingerprints will be Monday – Thursday, 9am – noon.

Zoom Hearings Available

Some Court hearings may be available via Zoom (administrative order). Defendants or attorneys who wish to participate by video conference must file a Consent to Appear by Video Conference form with the court at least one week prior to the scheduled hearing. Forms may be submitted to You may also submit the form through the mail at PO Box 1695, Lawrence KS, 66044. Or you may drop the form off in our dropbox, located at the entrance to our office. Please call 785-832-6190 with questions.

Safety Precautions

The safety of our staff and citizens is our top priority. If you are sick, please stay home and contact the court for information about your case. Remote payments for fines and fees are recommended if a court appearance is not required. Payments may be made online at,  or through the mail at PO Box 1695, Lawrence, KS 66044. You may also place payments and court documents in the drop box located just outside our entrance doors. You may email us at or call us at 785-832-6190 with questions.

Municipal Court at One Riverfront Plaza

One Riverfront Plaza
Suite 310
Lawrence, Kansas 66044

Phone: (785) 832-6190
Fax: (785) 832-6199

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Municipal Court at One Riverfront Plaza handles violations of city ordinances including traffic and parking violations within the city limits. The nonjudicial functions of the Municipal Court are under the direction of the City Attorney, and the supervision of the court manager. A full-time Judge appointed by the City Manager presides over all court proceedings and is responsible for the adjudiciation of cases under applicable statutes and ordinances. The support staff consists of a Probation Officer, a Warrant/Probation clerk, a Senior Accounting Clerk, and six court clerks.