FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2019
Contact: Marshanna Hester
Downtown Jackson County Courthouse closed this week
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, 415 E. 12th Street, will be closed for the remainder of this week due to a water line break inside the facility.
“We are disappointed about this setback, but when you’re dealing with a nearly 90-year-old building, it is not uncommon for one problem to cause other issues,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “Our team has been working non-stop to get the courthouse back in operation and will continue to do so until all issues are resolved. We ask for the community’s continued understanding and patience as we continue to move forward.”
During the overnight hours, a water line break occurred on an upper floor on the east side of the building, causing water to leak to the floors below. County staff responded and immediately resolved the leak. At this time, crews are working to remove the water, assess the damage and begin the clean-up process.
The Historic Truman Courthouse, 112 W. Lexington Avenue in Independence, will be open for business. The County’s Collection, Assessment and Recorder of Deeds departments provide services Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Additionally, the Jackson County Legislative meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, February 5, has been cancelled. While the downtown courthouse is closed, the Clerk of the County Legislature Office and Legislative Auditor’s Office has relocated its staff to 201 W. Lexington Avenue, Suite 201, in Independence.
We will continue to provide the community with updates as to when the courthouse will re-open.