Municipal Court

The City of Liberal Municipal Court is a limited jurisdiction court that hears cases involving alleged traffic infractions, misdemeanor traffic and criminal violations and violations of the Liberal City Code.  The judge conducts the trials under the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Code of Municipal Courts, the Kansas Rules of Evidence and the Liberal City Code.  The purpose of the court is to provide a fair and efficient adjudication of alleged violations.

First Appearance and Review Dockets:

  • Monday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
  • Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.

Trial, Pretrial, Revocation, and Sentencing Dockets are on Thursdays.

More Information

Fine Schedule

Court Holiday Schedule

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Good Friday
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day 
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

The office may be closed for additional days or parts of days as is necessary for administrative purposes. 

Services we perform & programs we offer:

  • Diversion Program
  • Probation Department
  • Community Service
  • Victim Witness Assistance
  • Amendments

 An amendment is available for traffic infraction citations only. An application for amendment is available upon request. This is an option if you are interested in keeping the infraction off of your driving record. With amendments, if approved by the city prosecutor, the infraction will be amended to careless driving and the fine amount will be doubled. If paid in full on or before the due date, the charge will be amended and will not be reported to the state. Please contact the court if you have any further questions.

Service we perform & programs we offer that receive most calls:

  • Probation 
  • Diversion
  • Community Service
  • Credit Card Payments
  • Customer Service
  • Assisting City Prosecutor’s Office
  • Setting Hearing dates with Attorney’s Offices
  • Warrant Information
  • Division of Motor Vehicle Information
  • Assisting Treatment Providers

Services we do not perform or programs we do not offer but receive calls:

  • Police Department/Vehicle Inspections 



Downloadable Court Documents

Contact Us

  1. Kim Clinkingbeard


    Municipal Court Director

    Jason Maxwell
    Municipal Judge

    Municipal Court
    325 N Washington Avenue
    Liberal, KS 67901

    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 2199
    Liberal, KS 67905

    Phone: (620) 626-0143
    Fax: (620) 626-0569

    Office Hours
    Monday - Thursday
    7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Friday
    7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    (Excluding Holidays)


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