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District Court

Updated: Sep 11

District Court is the mid-level court in the county court system. This court is a court of limited jurisdiction, which means it can only hear certain types of cases. The court's jurisdiction is defined by an issuing authority (state legislature, city council, etc). District Court hears both civil and criminal cases, but only the cases that fall inside the jurisdiction of the court.


District Court is held across the from the main courthouse in the Broadway Center building.

District Court Hears:


Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions

These violations are not punishable by jail time.

Examples:

  • Speeding

  • Failure to yield

  • Expired tabs


Criminal Misdemeanors

District Court hears both misdemeanors and gross misdemeanor cases.

Examples:

  • Petty theft

  • Public intoxication

  • Reckless driving

  • Driving under the influence (DUI)


Small Claims

Actions with a monetary claim of $5000 or less.

Examples:

  • Contract disputes

  • Property damage

  • Professional malpractice


General Civil Actions

Damage claims of $100,000 or less.

Examples:

  • Landlord Tenant issues

  • Breach of contract


Adult Name Changes

Name changes due to divorce are handled in Superior Court


Civil Protection Orders

Learn more about civil protection orders.


Learn more about District Court.

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