Butler County


Please enter the judicial center from the north side.  When you enter the judicial center, you will be asked to scan your wrist to check your temperature and use the kiosk to answer five COVID-19 screening questions. 

Once you answer all the questions a name badge will be printed at the security desk.  You will move to the security desk to pick-up your name badge and have your items scanned for entry in to the judicial center.

Please do not bring individuals who are not needed for the court visit or process. Individuals who are waiting to be admitted will be directed to step outside or return to their vehicle and will be contacted by phone or text indicating that they are cleared to be admitted.

NOTE:  If you are running a temperature or do not meet the criteria under the screening questions, you will be provided a phone number to call for assistance.

Drop Box

A drop box will be available for any documents or payments that must be submitted to the clerk of the court or the Court Services Officer (CSO) Department. The drop box is clearly marked and located inside the north entrance to the judicial center. Court staff will retrieve all items in the drop box Monday through Friday at 8 am.  

Public Access

Court files open to the public may be accessed by appointment, 316-322-4375. Please provide the case number when making an appointment. A designated room in the courthouse will be utilized for the public to review files to restrict in-person contact. 

A public access computer will be available to the public separate from the offices of the court. 

Kansas Marriage Licenses

The Kansas Judicial Branch has restructured the process for obtaining marriage licenses. Marriage license applicants must apply for marriage licenses by using the online Marriage License Portal.

Kansas Protection Order Portal

To assure members of the public can access protection orders when needed, the Kansas Judicial Branch has created the Kansas Protection Order Portal.  The Portal allows a free and secure way to file for a petition for protection order online to the Butler County District Court Clerk.  The Portal also provides helpful information and resources.  The Portal does not prohibit the access to filing a petition in paper form.  If you need access to a paper form, please contact us by email or call (316) 322-4280.

Butler County residents may access additional information or support services related to domestic violence, child abuse, or sexual assault by contacting the Family Life Center Safehouse.


  • Authentication Fee – A minimum fee of $3.00 per packet for authentication. 
  • Copy Fee - A minimum fee of $0.50 per page will be assessed for making copies.
  • Fax Copy Fee - A minimum fee of $1.00 per page will be assessed for faxing copies.
  • Email Copy Fee - A minimum fee of $0.50 per page will be assessed for emailing copies.
  • Certification Fee - A minimum fee of $1 will be assessed per certified document.
  • Research Fee - A minimum fee of $12.00 will be assessed for each hour of research.

Requests for Information

Any requests for information may be made by telephone, in person, in writing, or by email. The clerk's office will have three business days to respond to such request.