Portland District Court

See Portland 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.

Portland District Court
205 Newbury Street, Portland, Maine, 04101
(207) 822-4200
(207) 822-4262

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Cumberland County Superior Court I
Cumberland County Superior Court II 0 miles
Biddeford District Court 15 miles
York County Superior Court 26 miles
West Bath District Court 27 miles
Superior Court 28 miles
Lewiston District Court 30 miles
Springvale District Court 30 miles
Androscoggin County Superior Court 30 miles
Bridgton District Court 35 miles
Superior Court 38 miles
Wiscasset District Court 38 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.