Municipal Court

Independence Youth Court

Youth Court is currently still open and operating. However, the office is closed to the public at this time. To conduct business with Youth Court please call (816) 325-7750 or email

Court arraignment times will be set by the Youth Court Office over the phone or Zoom conferencing. Youth Court Classes will all be held on the Zoom video conferencing. Community service educational opportunities are available to all age students online. Please visit the youth court website at for all the details.

(816) 325-7750 or (816) 325-7107

  • Court dates are held on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays each month, except where noted.
  • Court sessions begin at 5:00 PM and end when the dockets are completed which could be an anytime between 7:00 and 9:30 PM
  • On occasion a date may be changed or cancelled due to usage of the courtroom, holidays, etc. If there are questions about a date, please call the Youth Court office to confirm.
  • Bring completed application, signed by a parent to the first training session.

2019 Court Schedule

Sign in for attorneys: 5:10 PM


Thursday, January 10, 2019

Arts and Life Skills program has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 26, 2019 due impending inclement weather.  Same location and time.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Thursday, May 31, 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019 CANCELLED

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Thursday, December 12, 2019

2019 Attorney Training Schedule

Check in for training: 5:15 PM


Wednesday, September 25, 2019   5:15 PM to 7:45 PM
***Bring completed application, signed by a parent to the first training session.

Students may bring snacks to share and dress casual at this session.

Thursday, October 10, 2019   5:15 PM to 7:45 PM
*Wear Court Attire
Thursday, October 24, 2019   5:15 PM to 7:45 PM
*Wear Court Attire

Thursday, November 14, 2019   5:15 PM to 8:00 PM
*Wear Court Attire
The Attorney Bar Exam will be taken the last hour

Bar Exam

Please bring paper and a pen to all training sessions.

SNACKS are available during the breaks — BRING QUARTERS

Monday, November 25, 2019    7:00 PM to 8:15 PM
Graduation Ceremony & Reception at Fort Osage High School

***Students Should arrive by 6:00 PM to graduation and be dressed in courtroom attire.  

Parents and Guests will not be seated in the auditorium until 6:50pm.

Youth Court Attorneys: Check regularly with office personnel to verify court dates. On occasion, dates change or are canceled.


City Hall
Municipal Court Chambers
111 E. Maple



For Youth Court purposes, “courtroom attire” is a pair of dark dress slacks (Not White, Khaki, or Jeans). A dress shirt and tie for young men (suit jacket always looks nice), or for young ladies a dress shirt or blouse (blouse should not be too tight or revealing). A suit jacket (or a sweater, if it is at least 4 inches below the waist) also looks nice for the young ladies. 

If the courtroom attire is not  acceptable, you may be sent home to change.

Printable Youth Court Application Form

Note: To view the application form online,
you may need to download the Acrobat Reader.