Courts in Kansas
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The courts in Kansas include the state court system and two federal courts.
The Supreme Court is the court of last resort. It has mandatory jurisdiction over civil, criminal, administrative agency and disciplinary appeals, as well as certified questions. The court exercises discretionary jurisdiction over civil, criminal, administrative agency, juvenile, original proceeding, and interlocutory appeals.
The Court of Appeals is the intermediate appellate court. The judges of the Court of Appeals sit in panels of three at locations throughout the state, including the primary courtroom in the Kansas Judicial Center.
The district courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction in Kansas. One is located in each of the 105 Kansas counties. These courts are organized into 31 Judicial Districts.
The Municipal Courts in Kansas deal with violations of city ordinances.
Courts of limited jurisdiction
The Kansas Court of Tax Appeals is an administrative court within the executive branch of Kansas government. It is the court of last resort for state and local taxation matters.
Appeals from this court go to the Tenth Circuit Court.