In North Dakota, there are limited jurisdiction courts, general jurisdiction trial courts, and appellate courts. The latter consist of the Court of Appeals and the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Limited jurisdiction courts are the Municipal Courts, which handle ordinance violations.
District Courts are the trial courts of general jurisdiction. They handle civil, felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile cases in the seven districts that divide North Dakota.
Click on the “Court Records” resource below to access the North Dakota State Court service. It allows a search of District Court cases and a limited number of Municipal Courts, but not all districts contribute records. Also below are resources for U.S. District Court federal civil, criminal, and bankruptcy filings in North Dakota; Supreme Court dockets and opinions; and Cass County Probate Records.
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|Court Records | Civil, Criminal, Traffic, Family, Probate |
North Dakota State Court records search, including criminal, traffic, civil, family, and probate case records, court judgments, or view the court calendar.
|Court Records | Criminal Pay Site|
Use the Search Systems Premium criminal records database to search statewide in North Dakota for court records of felony, misdemeanor & traffic dispositions, corrections records and sex offenders.
|Supreme Court Opinions |
North Dakota Supreme Court Opinions. Search or view by list.
|Supreme Court | Dockets |
North Dakota Supreme Court Docket search by party name, docket number, or text.
|Bankruptcies, Judgments, Tax Liens Pay Site|
Use the PACER system to search bankruptcies and get document copies, or use this Search Systems Premium service to search bankruptcy summaries, judgments, and tax liens in North Dakota or nationwide.
|Court Records | PACER Bankruptcy Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of North Dakota PACER system bankruptcy court records. Subscription with PACER required.
|Court Records | PACER Civil & Criminal Pay Site|
U.S. District Court of North Dakota PACER system criminal and civil court records. PACER subscription required.
|Protective Orders |
Protective orders issued by North Dakota Courts.
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