The Municipal Court oversees cases involving violations of City Ordinances, which include traffic, criminal and code violations. The Municipal Court processes all paperwork and fines associated with cases referred to the City of Goodland Municipal Court by the Goodland City Attorney, Jerry Fairbanks. Cases involving civil disputes, felony charges and most juvenile related incidents are processed through the Sherman County District Court.
The City of Goodland annually adopts the Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities and the Uniform Public Offense Code for Kansas Cities published by the League of Kansas Municipalities. These publications are compilations of most of the State of Kansas’ criminal and traffic statutes that are commonly used by municipalities.
The City of Goodland Police Department enforces local ordinances, along with all state and federal laws. Anyone cited for an infraction or select misdemeanors will likely appear before the Goodland Municipal Court. Appearances before the Municipal Court Judge are held in the Commission Room at City of Goodland Administration Building, 204 W. 11th Street, Goodland, KS. First appearances are generally scheduled on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 8:00 a.m. with trials to the court following at 8:30 a.m.
Fines and fees can be collected by the Municipal Court during scheduled court dates or by the front desk of the city offices during regular business hours. Select fines and fees may be paid by mail, as directed on the back of the citation. Failure to comply with citations and/or paying of fines may result in the issuance of an arrest warrant and/or the suspension of driving privileges.