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General-Use Checklists and Template Forms for District Court Civil Actions

North Dakota Legal Self Help Center forms aren’t official court forms and courts aren’t required to accept them. There’s no guarantee that all judges and courts will accept forms available through the Center. Use at your own risk.

Forms aren't available for every legal issue, circumstance or procedure in a district court civil action.  If you don't find the form on this website, the form isn't available through the North Dakota Legal Self Help Center.

You may need to create legal documents yourself.  The General-Use template forms below may be used as a starting point for creating your own documents for North Dakota state district court civil cases.

Informational Guide:

Checklists and General Use Template Forms:

Starting a Civil Action:

Answering a Complaint or Counterclaim:

Filing Documents with the District Court:

Making a Motion:

Answering a Motion:




If you don't understand any of this information, or if you have trouble filling out any of the forms located here, consult a lawyer.

The information provided on and obtained from this site doesn't constitute the official record of the Court. This information is provided as a service to the general public. Any user of this information is hereby advised that it is being provided "as is". The information provided may be subject to errors or omissions. Visitors to this site agree that the Court isn't liable for errors or omissions of any of the information provided.

If you have a question relating to a case that is already filed please contact the clerk of court for the county.