You are here

Courthouse Information

Street Address: 

500 State Ave, Room 259
Kansas City, KS 66101

Mailing Address: 

500 State Ave, Room 259
Kansas City, KS 66101


Phone: 913-735-2200
Fax: 913-735-2201
Hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clerk’s Office Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Other agencies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court: 913-735-2110
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office: 913-735-2400
Federal Public Defender: 913-551-6712
U.S. Attorney: 913-551-6730
U.S. Marshals:  913-551-6727

The main public entrance is on State Avenue which is the south side of the building.   Only employees are allowed to enter the building on the north side.

Tips for your visit

  • You must show a photo ID to enter the courthouse. You must pass through courthouse security. 

  • Lawyers, including pro hac vice attorneys, who present photo identification and a current bar registration card from this or any other federal or state court may bring in electronic communication devices (see Local Rule 83.2.4). 

  • Photography or audio/video recordings of court proceedings is strictly prohibited. The public may not bring cell phones, cameras, recording devices, or other electronic devices (such as MP3 players).  You will be required to return it to your car. 

  • The Court may grant permission to bring cameras in for ceremonial proceedings or court events. Contact the local clerk’s office for more information.  Cameras are allowed at naturalization proceedings.

Handicapped parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building on the north side (Nebraska Street entrance). Jury parking and public parking is available on the southeast corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Boulevard (across the street from the First Baptist Church).  There is free city parking available next to the Merc on 5th and Minnesota.  City parking lots with hourly rates are located on the 500 block of Armstrong Avenue and the 400 block of State Avenue.  The strip mall lot on the corner of 5th and State Ave., east of the building, is private parking and you may be towed. 

Local Eateries/Vending

Vending machines are available on level M.  The Merc Co+op is located at 501 Minnesota Ave. and offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options.   For more local restaurants, click here.