Clerk of the District Court
Uphold the constitution of the State of
diligently maintain and preserve records
and files, work within the
judicial and legal system,
and serve the public with
trust, honor, and integrity.
the District Court
2610 14th Street
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
The District Court is located on the second floor of the Platte
County Courthouse building on 26th Avenue, 14th Street in Columbus NE.
about Platte County District Court
County Clerk of the District Court is an elected office. The term of
the office is four years. The next election will occur in 2014. Each
county in the State of Nebraska
has Clerk of the District Court performing the administrative duties
associated with the court. Nebraska
law states that counties with 7,000 inhabitants are required to have
a Clerk of the District Court elected by the voters. District Courts
of general jurisdiction and are organized into 12 judicial districts
to serve all 93 counties in the state.
is the 5th Judicial District, which also includes Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton,
Merrick, Nance, Polk, Saunders, Seward and York. Although the District Courts
have concurrent jurisdiction with County courts, District Courts
primarily hear all felony criminal cases, equity cases, domestic
relations cases and civil cases pursuant to Neb.Rev.Stat.§24-517. The
District Court also functions as an Appellate Court in deciding
appeals from County Courts and various administrative agencies.