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Clerk of the District Court
Shawnee County Courthouse
200 SE 7th St., Room 209
Topeka, KS  66603

Ph: (785) 251-6700
FAX: (785) 251-4911
FAX: (785) 251-4908

Business Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fax and Electronic Filing
Available 24 hours per day, 365 days per year
The Clerk of the District Court's office is the public's link to the functions and services provided by the Court. As such, the Clerk and Deputy Clerks are here to help make your experience with the Court as pleasant as possible.

To help enhance the public's experience with the Court system, the Clerk of the Court has provided helpful information for each department within the Clerk's office.

Domestic Relations
Limited Actions
Marriage License
Small Claims

Duties of the Clerk
The Clerk of the District Court is the court's official record keeper. Deputy Clerks may be appointed to perform the same duties.

The Clerk is responsible for maintaining an Appearance Docket of each case filed in the district. All cases filed receive case type and consecutive number designation. All papers filed, process requests issued and returns made, all appearances, orders, verdicts, judgments, and payment must be indicated in the record chronologically on the date each occurs.

The clerk must also maintain an index of all parties involved in each case, kept in alphabetical order and listed with the case number assigned. In addition, the clerk is also responsible for the issuance of all writs and orders. When such service is requested, it must be done so under the seal or approval of the Court.

All papers filed in a case must be preserved for the record. They must be stamped with the date and time of filing and initialed by the clerk or deputy clerk receiving them.

Certain types of pleadings may also be electronically filed. Additional information regarding Electronic Filing may be found under the Electronic Filing section of this website.