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County Court and District Court


Jodie L. Roberts
PO Box 506
Osceola, NE 68651
Phone (County Court) - (402) 747-5371
Phone (District Court) – (402) 747-3487
Fax – (402) 747-8299

The County Court and District Court of Polk County is located on the third floor of the Courthouse. Office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed over the noon hour.


General Information about Polk County District Court

District Courts in the State of Nebraska are of general jurisdiction and are organized into 12 judicial districts to serve all 93 counties in the state.

Polk County is in the 5th Judicial District, which also includes Boone, Butler, Colfax, Hamilton, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Saunders, Seward and York. Although the District Courts have concurrent jurisdiction with County Courts, they primarily hear all felony criminal cases, equity cases, domestic relations cases and civil cases involving more than $51,000. The District Court also functions as an Appellate Court in deciding appeals from County Court and various administrative agencies.