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Hall of Justice
1701 Farnam Street, 5th Floor
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-7004

The Fourth Judicial District Court of Nebraska is a trial court of general jurisdiction serving Douglas County, which includes the city of Omaha, in eastern Nebraska. With an estimated population of over 480,000 residents, the sixteen judges of the Fourth Judicial District Court serve the largest judicial district in Nebraska.

As a district court in Nebraska, the Fourth Judicial District Court has general, original and appellate jurisdiction in all matters, both civil and criminal, except where otherwise provided. Among the case types the district court hears are domestic relations cases, paternity cases, and primarily all felony criminal, equity and civil cases involving more than $53,000. The district court also functions as an appellate court in deciding appeals from certain county court case types and various administrative agencies.

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