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How do I get copies of documents in case files, and what are the related fees?

You may fill out a Records Request Form by visiting the Clerk's office in person, or by submitting an Online Records Request Form. To submit your Records Request Form, you can mail it to Clerk of the District Court's Office - Records Dept., 111 E. 11th St., Lawrence, Kansas 66044. You may also fax a records request to 785-832-5258, or you may email your request to Cindy Winger at There is a 24-48 hour turnaround time on most requests for records. The costs of copying and certifying public records by the Clerk of the District Court's office are set forth below:

Costs for Copies & Certification of Public Records
Type of RecordFees
Shipping & Handling (for out-of-County requests)$1.00
Faxed Copies (local)$1.00/page
Faxed Copies (long distance)$2.00/page


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Services provided by the 7th Judicial District of the District Court.

Court Records

Records request services for cases in the 7th Judicial District.

Clerk of the District Court

Clerk of the District Court

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Information on establishing, collecting and disbursing child and spousal support.

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The 7th Judicial District of the District Court of Douglas County, Kansas.

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Marriage licenses, ceremonies, and options for custody and divorce cases.

Small Claims

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Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Douglas A. Hamilton Clerk of the District Court
Amber Ballard Supervisor / Jury Manager 785-832-5111
Evie Schlife Accounting Technician 785-832-5252
Beverly Sigafoose Juvenile Clerk 785-832-5253
Brian Garton Jury Clerk 785-832-5213
Cindy Winger Traffic Clerk 785-832-5231
Stephanie Weeks Domestic Clerk / Marriage License / PFA Administrative Assistant 785-832-5227
Jordan Moore Records / Juvenile Clerk 785-832-5141
Kassandra Meyer Limited Civil Clerk 785-832-5257
Michael Preut Criminal Clerk 785-832-5236
Brenda Hensley-Hughes Probate / Adoptions Clerk 785-832-5132
Rachell Orce Appeals / Small Claims / Liens Clerk 785-832-5254
Civil 785-832-5228
Jury Service Recording 785-832-5108