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Clerk of the District Court
300 W. Ash
Room 307
Salina, KS 67402-1760
Office is open to the public 8:30am to 4:00pm


Docket is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month starting at 9:00 a.m.  Tickets filed in the District Court have been written by a Sheriff’s officer or the Kansas Highway Patrol. On the back of your ticket is indicated whether you have a ticket that should go to Municipal Court or District Court and the address is provided.

Tickets may be mailed into the Clerk of the District Court with payment on or before court date listed on the ticket. You must make an appearance in court if you were given a ticket for any of the following charges:

  • No proof of Insurance
  • Involved in an accident or leaving the scene of an accident
  • No valid Drivers License
  • Driving while revoked or suspended
  • Driving under the Influence (DUI) or transporting open container
  • Minor in Possession or Minor in Consumption

These are a few of the common must appear charges. Other charges such as speeding are typically handled by making a plea on the back of the ticket and mailing it and the payment to the Clerk of the District Court.

The docket fee (court costs) are due upon payment of the ticket along with the fine. Docket fee is $108.00.

Total fines and docket fee are due by the date listed on the ticket. Payment not made in full 30 days after the court date will result in your drivers license being suspended.

Jurors are selected in Saline County District Court for service from a random diskette provided by the KS Department of Revenue Division of Vehicles. If you have obtained a drivers license or ID card in Saline County. The diskette is then placed in the District Court Clerk’s jury computer system which also has a program designed for random jury selection.

  • You may be excused from jury duty for the following reasons only:
  • You are not 18 years of age or older
  • You are unable to understand the English language
  • You are not a resident of Saline County for at least 20 days
  • Within the 10 years immediately preceding you have been convicted of or pleaded guilty, or nolo contendere, to an indictment or information charging a felony
  • You have served as a juror in Saline County within one year immediately preceding

If you have a physical injury/disability, which would prevent you from serving as a juror, a medical excuse from your physician indicating the nature of the injury/disability (example: short term injury or a permanent disability) is required.

The evening before you are to serve (6:00 pm or later) you will be asked to call in and check a recording which will indicate the status of the jury. This recording will either tell you the jury is proceeding and you need to report as instructed for service or you do not need to report the trial as been cancelled