Clifton Municipal Court in Clifton Kansas

Address and phone number for Clifton Municipal Court, a Court, at East Parallel Street, Clifton KS.


Name
Clifton Municipal Court
Address
104 East Parallel Street, Clifton, Kansas, 66937
Phone
785-455-3711
Fax
785-455-2272

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About the Clifton Municipal Court

The Clifton Municipal Court, located in Clifton, Kansas is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Clifton Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Clifton Civil Courts, the Court settles disputes between citizens that they are unable to resolve on their own.

You may contact the Court for questions about:
  • Clifton court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • Clifton court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks
Clifton Court Records

The Clifton Municipal Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the Washington County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the Washington County Court and request copies of records which may include case documents, court decisions, court records, court dockets and calendars, criminal records and background checks.

About the United States Court System

The Court system in the United States is made up of a Federal Court system and fifty state Court systems. In each system, there are two general types of Courts: Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

Clifton Trial Court

Trial Courts in Clifton, KS hear cases for the first time. In a Trial Court, both sides of the dispute present evidence to support their version of events, and a jury is usually called on to decide the case. One judge presides over the case in a Trial Court.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Washington County Courts of limited jurisdiction may be limited to hearing only cases involving misdemeanors, small claims, or traffic and other minor violations in Kansas. Courts of limited jurisdiction may also only hear cases on specific subject matter, such as Washington County Probate Courts and Washington County Family Courts.

Clifton Appellate Court

Clifton Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Washington County. No new evidence is presented in Appellate Court. A judge or panel of judges decides the appeal rather than a jury.

Federal Courts in Kansas

In the Federal Court system, District Courts serve as the Trial Courts. In the state Court systems, Trial Courts are further grouped into Courts of general jurisdiction and Courts of limited jurisdiction. Courts of general jurisdiction are Courts that can hear cases of any kind, including felonies. The names for Courts of general jurisdiction vary but are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and may be organized to hear cases within certain geographic areas, such as Washington County.

The Appellate Courts in the Federal Court system consist of twelve Circuit Courts that are organized regionally and the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the highest Court in the country. Appellate Courts at the Kansas state level mirror the Federal structure, with one or more Appellate Courts and a Kansas Supreme Court.

Contact the Clifton Municipal Court

You may contact the Clifton Courthouse by calling the Clifton Municipal Court non-emergency number 785-455-3711, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Clifton Municipal Court, 104 East Parallel Street, Clifton, Kansas, 66937.