Important Information Regarding Courthouse Security Pass Program
Effective December 11, 2019
We are pleased to announce the short-term reinstatement of KCMBA's Security Pass program through new, separate security lines, following discussions over the last few months with the 16th Judicial Circuit Court of the State of Missouri, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and the Jackson County Executive’s Office. As set forth in more detail in the attached letter from Hon. David Byrn, the reinstatement is subject to the following conditions:
- Pass reactivation requires each individual Pass holder to agree in writing (either on paper or through KCMBA’s website) to additional terms and conditions that include:
a. Increased random screening; and
b. That should a Pass holder enter the courthouse in possession of any type of firearm, weapon or other prohibited item, they will be refused entry, subject to arrest and prosecution, and confiscation of the weapon/firearm. Additionally, that Pass holder’s card will be immediately and permanently deactivated and revoked.
- This reinstatement is effective through February, 2020. At that time, the long term viability of the current program will be reevaluated, based in part on anticipated results of a comprehensive security study.
- Reactivated Pass holders may enter and swipe their card through new, separate security lines, at the west door of the Kansas City courthouse and the south entrance of the Independence courthouse. Reactivation does not apply to 1315 Locust or the Family Justice Center at 625 E. 26th Street.
- Reactivated Pass Holders may continue to enjoy early access through the west door of the Kansas City courthouse and the south entrance of the Independence courthouse beginning at 7am Monday- Friday.
For more details about the Reactivation terms and conditions and log in to KCMBA.org and Reactivate your Pass, click HERE. You may also click here to print and submit the paper Reactivation application. Please note that if you Reactivate your Pass, you will not be eligible for a refund at a later time.
Requests for Refunds
Despite this temporary reinstatement, we will continue to offer a refund of the fee that activated your Pass through July 31, 2020. PLEASE NOTE if you choose to Reactivate the Pass you will not be eligible for a refund at a later time. To receive your refund you must complete the refund process by January 31, 2020. To request a Pass refund, click here.
Please know that KCMBA continues to advocate for separate and expedited access to the courts for those in the Courthouse Security Pass Program. In addition, due to the 2-step Reactivation process, please anticipate a delay between agreeing to the terms of Reactivation and when the pass is reactivated by the County.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of KCMBA.
Click Here to Reactive Your Security Pass ➜ You renewed your pass in 2019 and would like to reactivate it online
Click Here to Reactive Your Expired Security Pass ➜ You did NOT renew your pass in 2019, your old pass expired 7/31/19
Click Here to Download the Reactivation Application ➜ You renewed your pass in 2019 and would like to reactivate it via paper