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Legal/Municipal Court
The Legal Department is dedicated to providing outstanding and ethical legal services on behalf of the City of Manhattan. The Legal Department includes the City Attorney's Office and Municipal Court.

City Attorney's Office
The City Attorney's Office provides legal advice to the City Commission, city boards and city administration. As general counsel, the City Attorney's Office drafts and reviews ordinances, contracts, legal opinions and other documents. The office assists city officials with the development of projects, policies and programs, and represents the city in litigation.



Municipal Court
Municipal Court has jurisdiction of certain offenses committed within the city limits of Manhattan, including traffic infractions; misdemeanor traffic and criminal offenses, including DUI; parking violations; and all violations of city ordinances related to zoning, building codes and more.

Municipal Court handles approximately 10,000 cases each year, plus approximately 15,000 parking violations. Municipal Court cases are appealed to the District Court, and city prosecutors represent the city on appeal.


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Contact Us
City Attorney's Office
1101 Poyntz Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Ph: (785) 587-2460
Fx: (785) 587-2499

Municipal Court
610 Colorado St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
Ph: (785) 587-2450
Fx: (785) 587-2459

Courthouse Hours
8 a.m. to noon
1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday

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