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Municipal Court

Fred Johnson

Honorable Judge

Justen Phelps


Nolan Wright



Kristie Metcalf

Court/Police Clerk


B.J. Whitting

Probation Officer

Located in City Council Chambers – 125 W. Rosewood, P.O. Box 185
Phone: (316) 776-3000          Fax: (316) 776-0260
Court Sessions: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 5:30 pm, except as noted

About Us

The Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the City. Traffic Violations, Misdemeanor Public Offense Violations and violations of Rose Hill City Ordinances are handled in this Court. In the Municipal Court there are no jury trials. A judge under the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Code of Municipal Courts, the Kansas Rules of Evidence and the Rose Hill Municipal Code conducts all trials. Municipal Court should not be confused with Butler County District Courts. District Court has jurisdiction over cases such as serious criminal offenses, divorce and domestic relations, damage suits, probate and administration of estates, guardianship’s, conservatorships, care of the mentally ill, juvenile matters and small claims.