Municipal Court Offices Remain Open
Today, Chief Judge Robert Frederick ordered COVID‐19 pandemic precautions taken across the 25TH Judicial District by issuing Administrative Order 20‐07, effective immediately. This will include the Municipal Court of Garden City.
Only emergency situations in specific case types will be handled by the Municipal Court which:
- Bond hearings and arrests on outstanding warrants
Municipal Court offices remain open currently and staff are available to assist community members with questions or concerns. However, the public is asked to conduct their business by phone if possible and to avoid coming to the courthouse unless they are required to appear in one of the cases mentioned above. All probation appointments will be handled by phone. If you have a ticket without a court date you can still handle these at the Municipal Court window, but you can also call to get a court date after June 1, 2020 if you are sick, have been around someone that is sick or are worried about becoming sick if you are in public.
As the risk level in our state escalates, public health professionals advise that we should minimize gathering in large groups to prevent the spread of the COVID‐19 coronavirus. Public schools, churches, and other venues where individuals gather are taking steps to assist with containment and the Municipal Court is taking measures to protect our communities and our staff from potential exposure to the virus.
We will continue to proactively explore and implement all reasonable methods to temporarily alter our practices in the interest of minimized risk while still attending to the courts’ core responsibilities. We seek the cooperation and patience of the public as we work to implement these changes.
ATCH.: AO 20‐06, AO 20‐07