Administrative Rule 6 - JUDICIAL DISTRICTS

Effective Date: 1/1/2014

Under the authority granted the Supreme Court in Article VI, Section 3 of the Constitution of North Dakota, the North Dakota Supreme Court adopts the following rule:

A. On the effective date of the rule, the State of North Dakota is hereby divided into eight judicial districts composed of the following named counties respectively:

1. Northwest Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Divide, McKenzie and Williams.

2. North Central Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Burke, Mountrail and Ward.

3. Northeast Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Benson, Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina, Pierce, Ramsey, Renville, Rolette, Towner and Walsh.

4. Northeast Central Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Grand Forks and Nelson.

5. East Central Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Cass, Steele and Traill.

6. Southeast Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Barnes, Dickey, Eddy, Foster, Griggs, Kidder, LaMoure, Logan, McIntosh, Ransom, Richland, Sargent, Stutsman and Wells.

7. South Central Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver, Sioux, and Sheridan.

8. Southwest Judicial District shall consist of the counties of Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark.

B. It is the intent of the Supreme Court that the residents of the various counties within a judicial district receive judicial services in their own county without the need to travel to the chamber cities. The judges in the chamber cities shall travel to the counties within their judicial district to provide required services pursuant to the schedule and direction of the presiding judge of the district.

C. This Rule, as amended, is effective January 1, 2014.

SOURCE: N.D. Const., Art. VI, Sec. 3; Sec. 27-05-01, NDCC; AR 6 adopted June 5, 1979, effective July 1, 1979. Amended June 24, 1992, effective July 1, 1993; Amended June 30, 1999, effective September 1, 1999; Amended effective January 1, 2014.

Effective Date Obsolete Date
01/01/2014 View
09/01/1999 01/01/2014 View
07/01/1993 09/01/1999 View