Municipal Court

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. Downtown parking citation payments can be paid at 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 will be open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

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 all aspects of the adjudication of cases under applicable statutes and ordinances. The presiding Municipal Court Judge is Christopher E. Kopecky. The support staff consists of a Senior Court Clerk, a Probation Officer and six Court Clerks.