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If you were cited for not having proof of liability insurance, you are required to appear in court on that charge UNLESS:
- you actually did have insurance coverage on the vehicle you were driving as of the date and time of the traffic stop, and
- you provide proof of that insurance coverage to the court clerk within ten (10) calendar days of receiving the citation.
The proof must be in the form of a card, issued by your insurance company, that includes the name of the insured, the policy number, the year & make of the vehicle, the vehicle’s identification number (or VIN), and the effective and expiration dates of the policy. Cards in electronic format (e.g. saved on a cell phone or as part of an app) are acceptable.
You can bring your proof of insurance to the court office in person, fax a copy to (913) 727-5428, or e-mail it. If you are faxing or e-mailing it, be sure to include the name of the person who was cited for this violation and the citation number. It is your responsibility to contact the court clerk after submitting your proof of insurance to see if the violation was dismissed or if you need to provide additional information.
If you are cited for failure to provide proof of insurance, that citation gets reported to the Kansas Department of Revenue regardless of how the matter is resolved in Municipal Court. You may receive correspondence from KDOR requiring information about your insurance coverage, and you need to comply with that request EVEN IF YOU ALREADY PROVIDED THAT INFORMATION TO THE MUNICIPAL COURT. Do not ignore any notices you receive from the State of Kansas about this matter because doing so can result in the state suspending/revoking your driving privileges.
Contact the licensing authority for your state. If you are licensed in Kansas, call KDOR Driver Solutions at (785) 296-3671. You can also check your DL status online at the KDOR website.
You can either appear in court on our next available court date (the warrant will remain active until you appear), or you can present yourself at the Leavenworth County Jail (601 S. 3rd Street, Leavenworth, Kansas), state that you have an active bench warrant through Lansing Municipal Court and that you wish to turn yourself in. The jail staff will contact one of our officers to come up and serve the warrant on you, and if a bond amount is shown on the warrant, you will have the opportunity to post bond and get a new court appearance date.
Contact the Court Clerk immediately to find out what your options are. Missed court dates can lead to serious problems, such as doubling your fines, suspending your drivers license, or having a bench warrant issued for your arrest. The clerk will not be able to waive any of these sanctions, but it is far more favorable for you to make contact and acknowledge that you missed court than if you simply ignore the problem.
Our city prosecutor allows tickets to be amended under certain circumstances. To find out if you are eligible for an amendment, you must contact the Court Clerk prior to your court date by calling (913) 727-3000 or sending an e-mail. Payment plans are not allowed for amended violations; you must be prepared to pay those in full at the time of amendment.
Payment plans are available in many cases. You must come to the court office in person, complete a payment plan agreement and make your first required payment.
Our plan requires a minimum payment of $20.00 to be made on or before each court date (currently twice a month). If you are unable to make your payment by the due date, you must appear in court to discuss your payment plan with the judge. Missing three (3) or more regularly-scheduled payments will result in your account being sent to a collections agency and additional fees will be charged.
Yes, provided that:
- This is your first continuance request; and
- Your request is made prior to your actual court date. No continuance will be given if you call in on the morning of your scheduled court date.
If a continuance is granted, your case will be set over to the next available court date, typically two (2) weeks out.
If more time is needed, you must appear in court and discuss the matter with the judge.
Everyone pays court costs; they are a combination of (1) administrative processing costs, and (2) fees that we are required by state law to collect and remit to the state treasurer.