The Cowley County Courthouse is now closed to the public. The Arkansas City building that houses the District Court Arkansas City location is also closed to the public Because of this, anyone who needs to file a Protection from Abuse or Protection from Stalking or Sexual Assault petition will not have access to the courthouse. In order to provide continued access to the courts for this process, packets of forms and instructions for completing the forms have been left at the lobby of both the Winfield and Arkansas City Police Departments. Individuals who complete the packet should call the District Court office at 620-221-5470 or 620-441-4521. The court clerk on duty will provide additional instructions. Or they may leave the packet with individuals at the police department who will make arrangements for the court to receive the packet of completed petition forms. Forms may also be accessed online at