District Court

See District Court 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.


Name
District Court
Address
201 North 12th Street, Centerville, Iowa, 52544
Phone
(641) 856-6101
Fax
(641) 856-2280

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Unionville Circuit Court 19 miles
Albia District Court 21 miles
Corydon District Court 23 miles
Lancaster Circuit Court 23 miles
Lancaster Municipal Court 23 miles
Bloomfield District Court 24 miles
Chariton District Court 30 miles
Ottumwa District Court 31 miles
Milan Circuit Court 39 miles
Kirksville Circuit Court 40 miles
Kirksville Municipal Court 40 miles
Oskaloosa District Court 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.