View from the South side look north at the
front of the court on 9th street.

Yahoo Map Direction to the Court House at 400 E. 9th Street,
Kansas City, MO  http://maps.yahoo.com

 Parking:  There is metered parking on the North and East sides of the courthouse.  Many of these meters are 10 hour meters; however, the cost is 50 cents for every 15 minutes.  Also, be keenly aware of the tow away hours.  There is no parking between 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. on a number of the main East/West and North/South streets.  This is not true of the side streets.  Be sure to look at the signs, as they will tow.  Also, if there is snow on the ground, be sure you are not on a snow emergency route.

Court house security:  Do not bring anything with you that might be considered a potential weapon such as a pocket knife, scissors, darning needles, hat pins, or other sharp objects.  Do not bring any electronic devices of any type whatsoever with you other than a cell phone or hearing aid.  If you have a cell phone it must be checked at the security station in the lobby of the court house.  You will be required to pass through a highly sensitive metal detector and may be required to take off your shoes and belt.  Also, you may be individually scanned if you fail to pass through the detector which does occur on rare occasions.   You must have a photo ID card with you issued by the state or federal government and you will be asked to show it to gain entry.  If you have special medical needs, advise your attorney ahead of time to determine the need for special accommodations.

Court room where you need to go:  If  you have been given the name of the Judge, or the Courtroom ask the security guards and they will tell you where to go.  If for some reason you do not know this information, tell the security guard the nature of your case and your name and they can check the docket or send you to the clerk’s office to obtain more specific information.

Snack Bar:  There is a snack bar in the basement where you can buy coffee, snacks, and lunch.  There are tables and an area outside to sit.  The building in a smoke free facility.