Riley County District Court
District Courts are created by the Constitution. They are the trial courts of Kansas, with general original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal cases, including:
- Divorce and domestic relations
- Damage suits
- Probate and administration of estates
- Care of the mentally ill
- Juvenile matters
- Small claims
It is here that the criminal and civil jury trials are held. Kansas is divided into 31 judicial districts, with a varying number of counties and judges in each district.
Riley and Clay counties make up the 21st Judicial District. We have three district court judges and two district magistrate judges. The chief judge, in addition to his judicial responsibilities, has general control over the assignment of cases within the district and general supervisory authority over the administrative functions of the court.
Effective May 9, 2011, most costs and filing fees will be available for payment by credit card.
Electronic Filing Order
Get information about Jury Duty.
- Forms for Self-Represented Litigants at Kansas Legal Services and Kansas Judicial Council.
- For attorney information on e-Filing with Riley County District Court, please go to the following website of the Kansas Judicial Branch
District Courts and the District Courts in the State of Kansas
- District Courts:
About District Courts
- 21st Judicial District:
21st Judicial District
- Rules of the 21st Judicial District for Clay and Riley Counties:
Court Rules (pdf)
- Map of the Judicial Districts in Kansas:
Judicial Districts of Kansas
- Information about media coverage - electronic and photographic:
Media Coverage of Judicial Proceedings