- The Probate Court exercises exclusive, original jurisdiction in the probate of wills, administration of estates, appointment of guardians and involuntary hospitalization of incapacitated adults and other individuals.
- The Probate Court is the traffic court for citations out of city jurisdiction and in the county.
- Our court issues certain licenses and permits, for example: marriage licenses, concealed carry permits, and fireworks permits.
- The Magistrate Court has jurisdiction that includes: civil cases of up to $15,000.00 or less; certain misdemeanor criminal offenses; county ordinances; bad check (Deposit Account Fraud); issuance of criminal warrants; and search warrants.
- The Magistrate Judge may grant bail in cases where setting of bail is not exclusively reserved to a judge of another court.
- No jury trials are held in Magistrate Court.
If a defendant submits a written request for a jury trial, cases may be moved to Superior Court.