Douglas County District Court

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Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Mon-Fri

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1701 Farnam St F2, Omaha, NE 68183

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The present Douglas County Courthouse is located at 1701 Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Built in 1912, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. Five years after it was opened, the building was almost destroyed by mob violence in 1919.

The 1912 building was designed in the French Renaissance Revival style by local architect John Latenser, Sr.. Decorative stonework covers the structure's exterior, and the building serves as a prominent landmark in Downtown Omaha.

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Probate Division (Guardianships, Conservatorships, Estates, Adoptions)
The Probate Division of County Court handles proceedings in which the court has jurisdiction over the personal representative and the assets of the deceased; protects heirs from fraud and embezzlement; protects federal and state governments so all taxes are paid by the estate; protects creditors of the deceased. The Probate Division handles the processing of appointments of guardians and conservators by the judiciary.

Civil and Small Claims Division
The Civil Division handles disputes between private citizens, corporations, governmental bodies, or other organizations. Civil cases may involve property or personal rights. Some common examples of civil cases are: actions arising from landlord-tenant disputes; auto or personal accidents; breach of warranty and consumer goods; contract disputes and professional liability suits. Civil actions of cases up to $57,000 are handled in county court.
In small claims court hearings are conducted by a county court judge. The damages sought or the money claimed in small claims court does not exceed $3,900. The court procedure is informal. Juries are not used, attorneys are not allowed and the parties involved must represent themselves.

Criminal/Traffic Division
The Criminal/Traffic Division handles misdemeanor cases, including traffic and municipal ordinance violations. Examples of misdemeanors cases include: theft of property valued at up to $500; driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs; disorderly conduct; prostitution; possession of less than one pound of marijuana. The court also handles preliminary hearings in felony cases.

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