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Tips for your visit:

  • You must show a photo ID to enter the courthouse. You must pass through courthouse security.
  • Lawyers, including pro hac vice attorneys, who present photo identification and a current bar registration card from this or any other federal or state court may bring in electronic communication devices (see Local Rule 83.2.4).
  • Photography or audio/video recordings of court proceedings is strictly prohibited. The public may not bring cell phones, cameras, recording devices, or other electronic devices (such as MP3 players).  You will be required to return it to your car.
  • The Court may grant permission to bring cameras in for ceremonial proceedings or court events. Contact the local clerk's office for more information.  Cameras are allowed at naturalization proceedings.

Staff Court Reporters

Transcript Fees and Order Forms

For current transcript fees click here.
Transcript order form for non-appeals:  AO435
Transcript order form for appeals: A8-TOF

Robert J. Dole  Courthouse

500 State Avenue, M35
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
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Phone: 913-735-2200
Fax: 913-735-2201
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clerk's Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 pm.
Other agencies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court: 913-735-2110
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office: 913-735-2400
Federal Public Defender: 913-551-6712
U.S. Attorney: 913-551-6730
U.S. Marshals:  913-551-6727

The main public entrance is on State Avenue which is the south side of the building.   Only employees are allowed to enter the building on the north side.

Handicapped parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building on the north side (Nebraska Street entrance). Jury parking and public parking is available on the southeast corner of 5th Avenue and Washington Boulevard (across the street from the First Baptist Church).  There is free city parking available next to the Merc on 5th and Minnesota.  City parking lots with hourly rates are located on the 500 block of Armstrong Avenue and the 400 block of State Avenue.  The strip mall lot on the corner of 5th and State Ave., east of the building, is private parking and you may be towed. 

Local Eateries/Vending

Vending machines are available on level M.  The Merc Co+op is located at 501 Minnesota Ave. and offers a variety of breakfast and lunch options.   For more local restaurants, click here.


Frank Carlson Federal Building

444 S.E. Quincy, Rm 490
Topeka, Kansas 66683
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Phone: 785-338-5400
Fax: 785-338-5401
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clerk's Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

Other agencies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court:  785-338-5910
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office: 785-338-5600
Federal Public Defender: 785-232-9828
U.S. Attorney: 785-295-2850
U.S. Marshals:  913-551-6757

The public and jurors should park at the Townsite Parking Garage, located approximately ½ block east of Kansas Ave on 5th Street (just before the road curves and becomes Quincy).  Parking for jurors only will be validated by the Court.  The garage may fill up quickly, so please allow plenty of time to locate a parking space and walk to the building. Do not park in any reserved spaces or in prohibited areas. The Court is not responsible for any parking citations you may receive and will not validate parking for jurors at any other facility, unless the Townsite Parking Garage is full.

Local Eateries/Vending
A variety of vending machines are located on the 1st floor.  For more local restaurants, click here.


Wichita U.S. Courthouse

401 N. Market, Rm 204
Wichita, Kansas 67202
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Phone: 316-315-4200
Fax: 316-315-4201
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Clerk's Office Hours: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 pm.

Other agencies
U.S. Bankruptcy Court: 316-315-4110
U.S. Probation and Pretrial Office: 316-315-4400
Federal Public Defender: 316-269-6445
U.S. Attorney: 316-269-6481
U.S. Marshals:  316-269-6479

Several parking options are available near the courthouse including the Epic Center garage at the corner of 2nd and Main Street, the public parking lot at the far west end of the Municipal Court (tall black city building), and the Sedgwick County Parking Garage located at 603 N. Main Street. Some lots have attendants while others require you to have exact change. Parking fees vary but on average cost $5.00 per day. Jurors may also park in one of the free spots available at the far south end of the parking lot located directly south of our building. The lot has 23 free parking spots available that will be marked as USDC (United States District Court). They are available on a first come first serve basis. The Court is unable to validate or waive parking citations.

Local Eateries/Vending
Vending machines are available in the break room on level B.  There are several restaurants in the downtown Wichita area.  For a list of nearby eateries, click here.