Barton County Local Rules & Filing Information

Please see for information about court cases filed in Barton County. Civil cases available on in Barton County begin April 1, 1999. Criminal cases begin July 1, 1994.

Facsimile Filing:
Any pleading or other document including an original filing may be filed by facsimile. Facsimile transmissions have the same effect as the filing of the original document. Original documents filed by facsimile shall be retained by the sender and not filed with the court. See Local Court Rule 4.7 for more information.

Filing Requirements:
When a civil or probate case is to be filed, in addition to the petition and other pleadings, a court cost deposit and a Party Information Sheet are required. A Certificate of Dissolution form is required for Dissolution of Marriage cases. See Local Court Rules 4.9, 5, and 68.1 for more information. Contact the clerk's office for information about the correct the cost deposit amounts and to obtain copies of the Party Information Sheet and Certificate of Dissolution forms.

Continuances will be granted only for good cause shown, and only on written application, timely made, with notice to opposing counsel and the Court. Motions for continuance are not self-enforcing and will not be granted without appearance before the court, absent prior consent by opposing counsel. See Local Court Rule 34 for more information.