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District Court Office

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There are 45 District Court offices throughout Ireland.

The District Court office

  • issues all summonses, which initiate proceedings in criminal cases
  • issues and processes proceedings in family law and civil cases
  • prepares the list of cases for court
  • records the Orders of the Court
  • collects fines
  • issues warrants to enforce the Orders of the Court
  • prepares all Court Orders
  • processes appeal documents for forwarding to the Circuit Court
  • collects and transmits maintenance in family law cases
  • collects court fees
  • receives and accounts for all monies lodged as bail.
  • operates the Small Claims procedure.
Page updated: 2 April 2009

Language

Gaeilge

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