The Municipal Court is the court where alleged violations of City ordinances and the penal statues of Kansas are tried. The court provides a forum in which citizens may receive a swift and impartial trial on charges brought against them. The Court's responsibility is to guarantee the lawful rights of all who are brought before it. The Municipal Court hears an average of nearly 800 cases each month.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Where is the Municipal Court located?
The Merriam Municipal Court is located in the lower level of City Hall (9001 W. 62nd Street, Merriam, KS 66202). Driving directions: Take the Shawnee Mission Parkway exit off of I-35 and go east to IKEA Way. Go north (left) on IKEA Way, continue north at the 4-way stop. Park and enter at the north side of the building. The Municipal Court Clerk's office is located at the second window.
Q: Where do I send payment for a ticket?
Payments can be mailed along with your signed ticket to:
Merriam Municipal Court
9001 W. 62nd Street
Merriam, KS 66202
You can also fax your credit card payment to 913.322.5545. Please be sure to include a phone number where you can be contacted in case there is any questions regarding or problems with the your payment information. The court accepts, Mastercard, Visa and Discover cards.
Q: Can I pay double the fine to keep convictions off my driving record?
In most cases, yes. Please call 913.322.5540 and speak with a court clerk regarding the policies and procedures for amending your violation.
Q: Can I get a continuance over the phone?
No. You have to appear in court on the date and time listed on your ticket and request a continuance from the judge or prosecutor.
Q: How can I take care of my warrant?
You may come to court on a Tuesday at 10:30 AM or a Thursday at 4:30 PM to speak to the Judge regarding your issued warrant. You will need to go to the court clerk's office first and have them pull your paper to take into the court room.
You may also go to the police department at 9010 W. 62nd Street to surrender yourself and post bond.
Q: Is the prosecutor or judge available during regular business hours?
No. The prosecutor and judge are only available during court hours.
Q: Do I have to make an appointment with the prosecutor to talk about amending a ticket to a non-moving violation?
No. The court date and time on your ticket is when you have to opportunity to speak to the prosecutor.
You may also take care of this before your court date by coming in to speak to a court clerk. You will need to contact the court beforehand to get the information on what you need to do and to have the ticket amended. The court clerk's phone number is 913.322.5540.
Q: I received a ticket for No Proof of Liability Insurance. How can I provide proof of my insurance to the court?
You may fax the proof of insurance to the court. Please include a copy of your ticket. The fax number is 913.322.5545. This needs to be done within 10 days of the date of the ticket to avoid action on your license.
You may also email proof of the insurance to the court. Please include a copy of your ticket. The email address is email@example.com. This needs to be done within 10 days of the date of the ticket to avoid action on your license.
You may also bring in the proof personally to the court. This needs to be done within 10 days of the date of the ticket to avoid action on your license.
Yes, as long as it is received within 10 days of ticket issuance. The Municipal Court's fax number is 913.322.5545. Please include a phone number where you can be reached in case there is any questions or problems with the information you submit.
For answers to questions not listed on this site, please call 913.322.5540 or email Sheila Sheridan, Lead Court Clerk.