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For Immediate Release
May 18, 2020
Kate Flavin


Reopening Announcement from 18th Judicial District Chief Judge Goering - May 18, 2020

WICHITA, KS - 18th Judicial District Chief Judge Jeffrey Goering announced Monday that the Sedgwick County District Court will reopen on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 in accordance with Supreme Court Administrative Order 48

Court hearings will be by appointment only.

Entrance to any Sedgwick County Courthouse requires screening for COVID-19.  Those that pass the screening will be issued a facemask that should be worn at all times while in the courthouse.  Those that do not pass the screening will be given a flyer with instructions of how to reschedule their hearing.

Jury trials will not resume until further notice.

Traffic court is planned to resume on June 15, 2020.

The public is encouraged to continue to do business with the Court remotely.  Please see the District Court’s website at for instructions on how to remotely apply for a marriage license, protection orders, and sign up for parenting classes.