U.S. District Court Records

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About the U.S. District Courts

The United States federal court system has three main tiers: the District Courts, which are the trial courts; the Circuit Courts, which are the first levels of appeal; and the Supreme Court of the United States, which is the final level of appeal. There are 94 District Courts, 13 Circuit Courts, and one Supreme Court across the entire country.

The nation’s 94 U.S. District Courts resolve disputes by determining the facts and applying legal principles to determine appropriate outcomes. These District Courts can handle both civil and criminal federal cases. The Districts are the same as those for the U.S. Attorneys. The U.S. Attorney is the main prosecutor for the federal government in their district.

Each state in the U.S. has at least one District Court. The District of Columbia also has a District Court. Each district includes a U.S. Bankruptcy Court as a unit of the District Court. The U.S. territories of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands also have District Courts that hear bankruptcy cases.

Federal trial courts have also been established with nationwide jurisdiction for special areas, such as tax (United States Tax Court), claims against the federal government (United States Court of Federal Claims), and international trade (United States Court of International Trade).

U.S. District Court Officials

Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals judges, and District Court judges are nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate, as required by the United States Constitution.

District Court judges are responsible for managing the court and supervising the court’s employees. These judges can serve for life as long as they maintain “good behavior,” and they can be impeached and removed by the United States Congress. Many of the District Courts are led by a Chief District Judge, who is appointed to create the schedule of District Court sessions for the district, assign District Court judges to preside over those sessions, and supervise the magistrates for each county in the district.

Federal Magistrate judges assist District Court judges in preparing cases for trial and may also conduct trials in misdemeanor cases. Magistrates are appointed by the District Court by a majority vote of the judges and serve full-time for a term of eight years or part-time for a term of four years. Federal Magistrate judges can be reappointed after completion of their term.

Each District Court appoints a Clerk of Court, who is responsible for overseeing filings made with the court; maintaining the court's records; processing fees, fines, and restitution; and managing the non-judicial work of the court, including information technology, budget, procurement, human resources, and finances. Clerks may appoint deputies, clerical assistants, and employees to carry out the work of the court. Generally, the Clerk must reside in the district for which they are appointed. However, the Clerk of the District of Columbia and the Clerk of the Southern District of New York may live within twenty miles of their respective districts, if not within the district itself.

Courthouses in U.S. District Court

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One Church Street, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA
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1729 5th Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
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113 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, AL 36602, USA
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222 W. 7th Avenue, #4, Room 229, Anchorage, AK 99513, USA
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Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse, 401 W. Washington Street, Ste 130, SPC 1, Phoenix, AZ 85003-2118, USA
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Richard Sheppard Arnold United States Courthouse, 600 West Capitol Ave, Room A149, Little Rock, AR 72201, USA
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Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building, South 6th Street and Rogers Avenue, Room 1038, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
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WESTERN DIVISION (U.S. Courthouse), 312 N. Spring Street, Room G-8, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA
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501 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA
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450 Golden Gate Avenue, Box 36060, San Francisco, CA 94102, USA
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333 West Broadway, Suite 420, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
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901 19th Street, Denver, CO 80294, USA
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141 Church Street, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
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844 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
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333 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20001, USA
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Sam M. Gibbons U.S. Courthouse, 801 North Florida Ave., Tampa, Florida 33602, USA
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111 N. Adams St. Tallahassee, FL 32301, USA
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299 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, USA, USA
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PO BOX 128, Macon, GA 31202, USA
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United States Courthouse, 75 Spring Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-3361, USA
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125 Bull Street, Savannah, GA 31401, USA
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520 West Soledad Avenue, Hagatna, GU 96910, USA
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300 Ala Moana Blvd C-338 Honolulu, HI 96850, USA
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James A. McClure Federal Building and United States Courthouse, 550 W. Fort St., Boise, ID 83724, USA
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309 U.S. Courthouse, 100 N.E. Monroe Street, Peoria, IL 61602, USA
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219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60604, USA
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750 Missouri Avenue, East St. Louis, IL 62201, USA
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1300 South Harrison Street, Room 1108, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, USA
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46 East Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, USA
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Cedar Rapids 111 Seventh Avenue SE, Box 12, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401, USA
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123 East Walnut Street, Room 300, P. O. Box 9344, Des Moines, IA 50306, USA
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Timothy M. O'Brien, Clerk, Robert J. Dole United States Courthouse, 500 State Avenue, Room 259, Kansas City, Kansas 66101, USA
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101 Barr Street, Lexington KY 40507, USA
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601 W BROADWAY STE 106 LOUISVILLE KY 40202-2227, USA
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500 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
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777 Florida Street, Suite 139, Baton Rouge, LA 70801, USA
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800 Lafayette, Suite 2100 Lafayette, LA 70501, USA
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156 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101, USA
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101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
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John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Suite 2300, Boston, MA 02210, USA
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231 West Lafayette Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226, USA
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110 Michigan St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Headquarters), USA
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202 U.S. Courthouse, 300 South Fourth Street, Minneapolis MN 55415, USA
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911 Jackson Ave., Suite 369, Oxford, MS 38655, USA
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Northern Division, (Physical and Mailing), 501 E. Court St, Suite 2.500, Jackson, MS 39201, USA
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111 South Tenth Street, Suite 3.300 St. Louis MO 63102, USA
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Western Division, 400 E 9th St. Kansas City, MO 64106, USA
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2601 2nd Avenue North Suite 1200 Billings, Montana 59101, USA
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111 South 18th Plaza, Suite 1152, Omaha, NE 68102-1322, USA
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333 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89101, USA
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Rudman US Courthouse 55 Pleasant St., Rm. 110 Concord, NH 03301, USA
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Martin Luther King & US Courthouse 50 Market Street RM 4015 Newark, NJ 07101, USA
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333 Lomas Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102, USA, USA
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US District Court Eastern District of New York, 225 Cadman Plaza E, Brooklyn, New York 11201, USA
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James M. Hanley Federal Building, 100 South Clinton Street, PO Box 7367, Syracuse, NY 13261-7367, USA
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500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007, USA
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2 Niagara Square, Buffalo, NY 14202-3350, USA
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Terry Sanford Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave., Raleigh, NC, USA
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324 W. Market Street, Greensboro, N.C. 27401, USA
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Charlotte Division:, 401 W. Trade St., Rm 210, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
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220 East Rosser Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58501, USA
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2nd Floor, Horiguchi Building, Beach Road, Garapan, P.O. Box 500687, Saipan, MP 96950, USA
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Carl B. Stokes United States Court House, 801 West Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio, 44113, USA
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Potter Stewart U.S. Courthouse, Room 103, 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202, USA
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101 North Fifth Street, Room 208 Muskogee, OK 74401, USA
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333 W. 4th St., Rm. 411, Tulsa, OK 74103, USA
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200 NW 4th Street, Room 1210; Oklahoma City, OK 73102, USA
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Mark Hatfield US Courthouse, 1000 SW Third Avenue, Suite 740, Portland, OR 97204-2908, USA
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601 Market Street, Room 2609, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA
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William J. Nealon Federal Building & U.S. Courthouse, 235 N. Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 1148, Scranton, PA 18501-1148, USA
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700 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA
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Clemente Ruiz-Nazario & Federico Degetau Federal Building 150 Carlos Chardon Street Hato Rey, P.R. 00918, USA
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One Exchange Terrace, Federal Building and Courthouse, Providence, RI 02903, USA
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Matthew J. Perry Courthouse; 901 Richland Street; Columbia, SC 29201, USA
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Southern Division - 400 S. Phillips Ave., Rm. 128, Sioux Falls, SD 57104, USA
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800 Market Street, Suite 130, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
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801 Broadway, Room 800, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
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167 N. Main Street, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
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Eastern District of Texas consists of 6 divisional offices., USA
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341 Pine Street, Room 2008, Abilene, TX 79601, USA
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Reynaldo G.Garza-Filemon B.Vela United States Courthouse, 600 E. Harrison St., Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
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501 West 5th Street, Room 1100, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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351 S. West Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA
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11 Elmwood Avenue, Room 506, P.O. Box 945, Burlington, Vermont 05402-0945, USA
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Ron deLugo Fed. Bldg & Courthouse, 5500 Veterans Dr., Rm 310, St. Thomas, V.I. 00802, USA
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701 E Broad St, Richmond, VA 23219, USA, USA
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180 W. Main Street, Room 104, Abingdon, VA 24210, USA
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920 West Riverside Avenue, Room 840 Spokane, WA 99201, USA
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700 Stewart Street, Suite 2310, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
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PO Box 2857, Clarksburg, WV 26302, USA
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P. O. Box 2546, Charleston, WV 25329, USA
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517 East Wisconsin Avenue Rm 362 Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
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120 North Henry Street, Madison, Wisconsin 53703, USA
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2120 Capitol Avenue, Room 2131, Cheyenne, WY 82001, USA
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Facts and Statistics

  1. There are over 670 District Court judges across all the U.S. District Courts.
  2. The U.S. District Courts were established by Congress under the Judiciary Act of 1789.
  3. The Central District Court of California is the largest federal district by population, including all five counties that make up Greater Los Angeles.
  4. In 2021, civil case filings in the U.S. District Courts declined by 27 percent.

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