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Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse

80 Lafayette Street 
Jefferson City, MO 65101

The Christopher S. Bond U.S. Courthouse was dedicated on Sept. 27, 2011. The 118,000-square-foot facility overlooking the Missouri River is named for the former U.S. Senator from Missouri and houses the Central Division of the U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Western District of Missouri.

This facility is home of the U.S. Courts family in Jefferson City, which is part of the 8th Circuit Court in the Western District of Missouri. It provides space for two district courtrooms and two magistrate courtrooms. In addition, there is space for a bankruptcy chamber, the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Attorney, Probation, and Pretrial Services. There is also space for GSA and local congressional offices.

Plans for the new facility were announced in January 2006 following an appropriation from Congress to begin designing the building. Construction began on the courthouse December 2008 and was substantially complete in June 2011, one month ahead of schedule. The courthouse project was also completed at a total cost of $67.7 million, $3.5 million under budget.

The building was designed to achieve the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold rating. Sustainable design features include reducing water use by 44 percent, using 13 percent recycled content, diverting 80 percent of construction waste materials from landfills, and it is 36 percent more efficient than current energy standards.

General Building Information

Hours of Operation

The Bond Courthouse is open from 8 a.m.– 5:30 p.m., Monday–Friday. Visitors must have a valid photo ID and must pass through security screening before being granted entry. Visitors only have access to public spaces in the building.


Secured parking inside the facility is assigned in accordance with the Federal Property Management Regulations, Chapter 101-20.104.1. Public parking is available in the parking lot on State Street.

Vending Machines

Vending services are located on the first floor of the courthouse. 

Maintenance Requests

Building maintenance requests or tenant issues may be reported to the GSA field office using the contact information located at the upper right hand side of this page.

Project History

March 1999: Congress requests evaluation of security needs, consolidation needs, and space issues in existing federal court facilities.

September 2001: GSA completes a study that concludes Jefferson City court facilities require substantial updates.

November 2005: Design funding in the amount of $5.2 million was appropriated for a new courthouse in Jefferson City.

January 2006: Federal, state, and local officials announce that an agreement was reached with the Missouri State Penitentiary Redevelopment Commission to receive eight acres of land at “Old Prison Site — West,” the corner of Lafayette and State Streets, on which to locate the new courthouse.

May 2006: GSA selects Kallmann, McKinnell and Wood Architects, Inc., as the lead designer for the new courthouse.

February 2007: GSA selects J.E. Dunn Construction as the Construction Manager (as constructor) for the new courthouse.

May 2007: GSA completes environmental and cultural assessments on the new location.

December 2007: Federal, state, and local officials unveil the preliminary design and renderings of the new courthouse.

October 2008: Land is transferred from the state of Missouri to GSA. Federal, state, and local officials break ground on the construction of the new courthouse.

November 2008: Construction begins on the building’s structure.

September 27, 2011: Courthouse Dedication Ceremony


Kansas City South Field Office
(816) 926-7323

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