North Dakota District Courts
The North Dakota District Courts are trial courts of general jurisdiction in North Dakota. There is a district court in each of the state's 53 counties.
The district courts have original and general jurisdiction in all cases, including criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, and general jurisdiction for civil cases, and juvenile cases.
There are eight judicial districts in North Dakota, divided by region.
|| Counties served
| North Dakota Northwest Judicial District
|| Divide County, McKenzie County and Williams County
| North Dakota Northeast Judicial District
|| Benson County, Bottineau County, Cavalier County, McHenry County, Pembina County, Pierce County, Ramsey County, Renville County, Rolette County, Towner County and Walsh County
| North Dakota North Central Judicial District
|| Burke County, Mountrail County and Ward County
| North Dakota Northeast Central Judicial District
|| Grand Forks County and Nelson County
| North Dakota East Central Judicial District
|| Cass County, Steele County and Traill County
| North Dakota Southeast Judicial District
|| Barnes County, Dickey County, Eddy County, Foster County, Griggs County, LaMoure County, Ransom County, Richland County, Sargent County, Stutsman County and Wells County
| North Dakota South Central Judicial District
|| Burleigh County, Emmons County, Grant County, Kidder County, Logan County, McIntosh County, McLean County, Mercer County, Morton County, Oliver County, Sheridan County and Sioux County
| North Dakota Southwest Judicial District
|| Adams County, Billings County, Bowman County, Dunn County, Golden Valley County, Hettinger County, Slope County and Stark County
District judges are elected by the voters of their district for six-year terms in non-partisan elections. They are paid an annual wage of $113,648.