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District Court

​P.O. Box 2176
Pineville, KY 40977
(606) 337-9900

District Court handles adult traffic and criminal cases, as well as civil and small claims matters. The General District Court has jurisdiction over:

  • Civil lawsuits in which the amount in question does not exceed $15,000.
  • Small Claims cases, where parties represent themselves and the amount of the suit does not exceed $5,000.
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes, such as over rent and possession, filed in the Civil Division.
  • Preliminary hearings in felony cases to determine if there is sufficient evidence to send the case to Circuit Court.
  • Cases in which an adult is charged with a traffic infraction punishable by a fine only.
  • Cases in which an adult is charged with such traffic related misdemeanors as DWI and reckless driving.
  • Delinquents.
  • Juveniles (any person under 18) accused of traffic violations.
  • Children in need of supervision (truants, runaways).
  • Children who have been subjected to abuse or neglect.
  • Spousal abuse.
  • Adults accused of child abuse or neglect, or of offenses against members of their own family or household members (juvenile or adult).
  • Adults involved in disputes concerning the visitation, support or custody of a child, abandonment of children, foster care and entrustment agreements.
  • Probation and Residential Services.
  • Court-ordered rehabilitation services, and court consent for certain medical treatments.
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