Updated: Sep 11, 2020
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 Hears:
Traffic and Non-Traffic Infractions
These violations are not punishable by jail time.
Failure to yield
District Court hears both misdemeanors and gross misdemeanor cases.
Driving under the influence (DUI)
Actions with a monetary claim of $5000 or less.
General Civil Actions
Damage claims of $100,000 or less.
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.