Fort Scott Municipal Court in Fort Scott Kansas

Address and phone number for Fort Scott Municipal Court, a Court, at East 3rd Street, Fort Scott KS.

Fort Scott Municipal Court
1 East 3rd Street, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701

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About the Fort Scott Municipal Court

The Fort Scott Municipal Court, located in Fort Scott, Kansas is a government institution where legal disputes are resolved in accordance with the law. In Fort Scott Criminal Courts, the government brings a case against a defendant who is accused of breaking the law. In Fort Scott 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:
  • Fort Scott court records
  • Case searches and legal documents
  • Appeals and appellate process
  • Fort Scott court dockets and calendars
  • Background checks
Fort Scott Court Records

The Fort Scott Municipal Court maintains records on a wide variety of public court records that are available upon request at the Bourbon County Courthouse. Interested parties may contact the Bourbon 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.

Fort Scott Trial Court

Trial Courts in Fort Scott, 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

Bourbon 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 Bourbon County Probate Courts and Bourbon County Family Courts.

Fort Scott Appellate Court

Fort Scott Appellate Courts hear appeals of decisions reached at Trial Courts in Bourbon 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 Bourbon 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 Fort Scott Municipal Court

You may contact the Fort Scott Courthouse by calling the Fort Scott Municipal Court non-emergency number 620-223-0550, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Fort Scott Municipal Court, 1 East 3rd Street, Fort Scott, Kansas, 66701.