Clay County Courthouse

See Clay County Courthouse location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Clay County Courthouse
111 West Fairfield Street, Clay Center, Nebraska, 68933
(402) 762-3651
(402) 762-3250

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Adams County Courthouse 18 miles
Nuckolls County Courthouse 22 miles
Fillmore County Courthouse 24 miles
Hamilton County Courthouse 24 miles
Hall County Court Clerk 32 miles
York County Court 34 miles
Thayer County Courthouse 35 miles
Webster County Courthouse 39 miles
Merrick County Courthouse 41 miles

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What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.