Courts in Kansas
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Judges by County
The Courts in Kansas consist of the state court system and two federal courts.
The Supreme Court is the court of last resort. It has mandatory jurisdiction in civil, criminal, administrative agency, disciplinary, certified questions from federal courts and original proceeding cases, and discretionary jurisdiction in civil, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, original proceeding, and interlocutory decision cases.
The Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court. The members of the Court of Appeals sit in panels of three at locations throughout the state, including the primary courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center.
There are District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They are located in each of the 105 Kansas counties. These courts are organized into 31 Judicial Districts.
The Municipal Courts in Kansas deal with violations of city ordinances.
Courts of limited jurisdiction
The Kansas Court of Tax Appeals is an administrative court within the executive branch of Kansas government. It is the court of last resort for state and local taxation matters.
Appeals from this court go to the 10th Circuit Court.