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Posted Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 3:45pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson warned residents to continue to be on guard of check, sweepstakes and work at home scams. 

Posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announced today Topeka resident Robert Lee Davis, 39, plead guilty to aggravated burglary and theft in Douglas County District Court.  The crimes were committed in October 2013. 

Posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:15am

Effective January 5, 2015, all licensed attorneys are required to utilize the Kansas Courts Electronic Filing System when filing all new cases or documents within existing cases with the Douglas County District Court.  To assist attorneys with their e-filing inquiries, the court has created an page dedicated to e-filing on the county's website.  The page contains answers to frequently asked questions, troubleshooting information and related documents, as well as a link to a YouTube training video on electronic filing. 

Posted Friday, January 23, 2015 - 8:00am

District Attorney Charles Branson advised that yesterday District Court Judge Kay Huff sentenced Julian Kuszmaul, 24, in the August 26, 2012 case where Mr. Kuszmaul while driving under the influence caused a car crash that crushed the legs of victim Colby Liston. After Mr. Kuszmaul waived his right to a jury trial, a bench trial was held on December 10, 2014; Judge Huff announced the trial verdict on December 18.  The Court found Mr.

Posted Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:15pm

The new County Commission meeting times will be as follows: 4:00 p.m. (same) for administrative items and 6:00 p.m. (new) for public interest items.


The County Commission meets on Wednesdays in the County Commission chamber of the County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044. Our meetings are open to the public.

Posted Friday, January 9, 2015 - 5:15pm

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson announces Eudora resident Brittany N. Smith, 21, was sentenced today in the Division Six courtroom of the Honorable Peggy C. Kittel to 100 months in prison for her October 24, 2014 guilty plea to conspiracy to commit first degree murder. The Court also ordered $121,541.75 in restitution be paid for the victim’s medical expenses and ordered upon her eventual release from prison that she must register as a violent offender for 15 years. In a separate case, Ms.

Posted Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 8:00am

Douglas County Kansas is currently featuring two wonderful local artists with the 2015 Local Artist Series at the County Courthouse.

Posted Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 3:15pm

Emergency Management would like to introduce you to Timmy, our Preparedness Elf on a Shelf. He's on a mission to help you get prepared for the winter weather season. A tip from Timmy will be posted daily on DCEM's Facebook and Twitter accounts. Join us at any time and feel free to share your winter weather preparedness tips!

Posted Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 8:00am

2014 Personal Property taxes will be mailed on November 17th, 2014. 2014 Real Estate taxes will be mailed on November 19th, 2014. A date has not been set to mail watercraft bills on boats, jet skis, ect. Watercraft  information will be updated a week before bills are mailed. Payments with a postmark of December 22 will be accepted, as December 20 falls on a Saturday. Payments can be made during regular business hours at any of our three office locations, or at our Baldwin office the first full week of December.

Posted Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 3:15pm

EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2015 recording fees for all Kansas Register of Deeds Offices will change pursuant to K.S.A. 28-115.  An updated fee schedule is available at Register of Deeds Fee Schedule.

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