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System for court filings, records breached

Staff writer

Nobody in Kansas except in Johnson County can file court cases, make court payments, or search court records because of a security breach Thursday in the state’s electronic information system.

Payments ordinarily made through the courts will be delayed.

The Kansas Supreme Court has issued a statement saying that courts would stay open, operating on paper only, until the reason for, and extent of, a security incident is explained.

“It’s an appropriate next step in a situation like this to define the extent to which our systems are affected,” Chief Justice Marla Luckert said. “We’ve called in experts to continue that process, and I’m grateful for the number of people who have reached out to us with offers of support.”

The incident affected several systems the courts use daily, including:

  • Kansas Courts eFiling, which accepts electronically filed documents.
  • Kansas Protection Order Portal, which accepts electronically filed documents.
  • Kansas District Court Public Access Portal, which allows searching district court case information.
  • Appellate Case Inquiry System, which allows searching appellate court case information.
  • Kansas Attorney Registration, which allows searching for an attorney by name or bar number.
  • Kansas online marriage license application. People will need to apply on paper at the courthouse.
  • Central Payment Center, which operates in the Office of Judicial Administration. People who are due restitution payments and the like will not be paid until the system is back online.
  • Kansas eCourt case management system, which district courts use to process cases.

Court users must submit filings on paper or by fax. Credit or debit cards and e-checks can’t be used.

Last modified Oct. 18, 2023