North Dakota Court Records

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North Dakota courts that have kept records of genealogical value were established as follows:

  • Municipal courts are citywide courts with jurisdiction over minor criminal cases.
  • County courts have countywide jurisdiction over probates, guardianships, and concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts over minor civil cases and misdemeanors.
  • District courts have countywide jurisdiction over major civil and criminal cases and juvenile matters. They also handle some appeals.
  • County justice courts are countywide courts in counties without county courts. They have jurisdiction over misdemeanors and civil cases.
  • Supreme Court is the statewide appellate court.

The Family History Library does not currently have copies of North Dakota court records. They are at the clerk's office in the various county courthouses.

See North Dakota Probate Records article in this wiki.