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Downtown JaxCo courthouse closure extended to Feb. 19

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Posted at 2:20 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 18:20:36-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Repair crews will now need until Tuesday, Feb. 19 to reopen the downtown Jackson County courthouse.

A water line break inside the downtown building starting on Jan. 31 forced the closure of the building, affecting certain county operations and circuit court cases.

Initially, officials hoped to have the court house open on Monday, Feb. 4, but a second water line break pushed back the opening to Friday, Feb. 8. Thursday’s announcement pushes the date back further, to Feb. 19. The courthouse was already scheduled to be closed on Feb. 18 for President's Day.

In a Thursday news conference, Jackson County Executive Frank White didn’t have an exact cost on the repairs, but said he believed most of it would be covered by insurance.

Certain court cases and county functions continue at the Jackson County Courthouse in Independence.

Information about circuit court cases scheduled for the downtown location is available on the court’s website.