Clerk of District Court,
INFORMATION ABOUT GREELEY COUNTY DISTRICT COURT
The Greeley County Clerk of the District Court is an ex-officio office. The term of the office is four years. Each county in the State of Nebraska has a clerk of the district court. In counties with less than 7,000 the county board and district court judge determine whether there should be a clerk of the district court. If a clerk does not exist, the county clerk is the ex officio clerk of the district court.
Greeley County is the 8th Judicial District, which
also includes Custer, Garfield, Howard, Loup,
Sherman, Valley, and Wheeler Counties. 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 involving more than
$51,000. The District Court also functions as an
Appellate Court in deciding appeals from County
Courts and various administrative agencies.
FUNCTIONS OF THE DISTRICT COURT’S OFFICE
In addition to being the Administrative Office of the Court, the Clerks of the District Courts are responsible for maintaining the records of criminal and civil cases, mental health cases, the Court’s dockets and processing judgments.
The clerk of the district court is responsible for:
- Issuing writs and orders
- Filing and preserving all papers delivered to the Court
- Certification/Authentication of court filings
- Make entry of return of every summons, subpoena and order served
- Keep the records pertaining to the Court and records its proceedings
- Prepare and file the annual inventory statement of all county personal property in his or her custody and possession.
- Provide and process protection order applications.
- Track all court costs, fees, fines, restitution and judgments ordered in each case filed.
The Clerk of the District Court also serves as an ex-officio jury commissioner for the County.