The Seneca Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction and record which, through its judges and staff, adjudicates traffic infractions and misdemeanor offenses that are alleged to have occurred within the Seneca city limits. The Honorable Elizabeth Deiter, pursuant to applicable provisions of City Ordinance, various state laws and court rules, conducts all hearings.
Court is regularly scheduled for the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in the Court Room at Seneca City Hall, 531 Main Street.
A person alleged to have committed a violation of City ordinance receives a citation or complaint which is filed with the Court by either an authorized law enforcement officer or the City Attorney. Persons charged are typically referred to by the Court as the “Defendant.” All defendants are presumed innocent unless proven Guilty beyond a reasonable doubt by the Prosecution. Generally, defendants must answer to the charges filed by either acknowledging guilt and paying the citation in full, including any applicable fine, costs and fees via mail or in person or by personally appearing at court on the day indicated on the citation. Failure to pay any citation or complaint or appear to schedule a court date within the appropriate timeframe may result in an order from the Court seeking the defendant’s arrest on a bench warrant and may result in the suspension of driving privileges for the accused with the State of Kansas. Defendants who are subject to a bench warrant for failure to appear in Court have the right to post bond or bail to seek recall of the warrant and receive a new court date.
Below you will find the Seneca Municipal Court Fine Schedule. These fines are subject to change.
If you have questions regarding any matters of the Court please call City of Seneca Municipal Court at (785)336-2747.