Traffic Division

The District Court Traffic Docket is each Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. on the main floor of the Seward County Courthouse. The date and time on your ticket are not unique to your case. Several people are ordered to arrive at the Traffic Docket at 8:45 a.m. You will likely have to wait for some time. (The wait could be as long as two hours, depending on the number of people scheduled at the docket.)

Remember to make sure your citation is not from a Liberal Police Officer or other police department. If it is, you are required to be in Liberal Municipal Court.

Be prepared for your appearance at the Traffic Docket by bringing documentation on how you attempted to fix a problem or were successful in doing so (i.e. a receipt from a repaired tail light, proof of insurance at the time of the citation, or documentation of reinstatement of your driving privileges.

But if you missed your court date, you will need to come to Court on the following Thursday traffic day or risk your license being suspended and/or a bench warrant being issued.

Traffic Diversion


Traffic diversion enables qualified adults to avoid a conviction while being held accountable for their violation of traffic laws through payment of costs, fines, and education programs if warranted. Upon the successful completion of the program, charges are dismissed. Please review eligibility requirements and guidelines here before submitting an application along with the $25 money order.


Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Diversion Program


Diversion is available for certain defendants charged with DUI and certain other alcohol related offenses. The program enables the defendant to avoid a conviction while being held accountable for their violation of the law through supervision, payment of costs and fines, participation in educational or treatment programs, and other requirements as warranted. Upon successful completion of the program, charges are dismissed. Please review eligibility requirements and guidelines here before submitting an application along with a $25 money order.