Policy & Procedures

The following is the policy and procedure for the Dickinson County District Court Clerk's office.

Processing Pleadings

Pleadings received at the front counter after 4 p.m. will not be processed until the next business day.

Access to Clerk's Office

Access to the Clerk's Office is limited to District Court personnel and employees of local abstract and title companies. All other persons are denied access until a request is made at the counter of what they need or with whom they need to speak. At that time, it will be determined if access is granted or if the Clerk's Office can handle the request without giving access to the office.

Documents for Judges

All documents for Judge Sexton and Judge Collett should be hand delivered to the Judges' secretary or to the Clerk's Office or may be mailed to the Clerk's Office.

Copy Fee

A minimum fee of $1.00 will be assessed for making 1 to 4 copies. An additional $0.25 will be assessed for each copy made beyond the minimum fee charge. (Example: 1 to 4 copies costs $1.00, 5 copies costs $1.25, 6 copies costs $1.50, etc.) The Clerk's office has three business days to comply with the copy request.

Certification Fee

An attorney of record will receive one certified copy of a document at no charge. A fee of $1.00 will be assessed for any additional certified copy of such document.

Microfilm Fee

A fee of $0.25 will be assessed for each page of a microfilmed document that is printed.

Postage Prepaid & Addressed Envelopes

If an attorney requests that a file-stamped copy or a certified copy be returned to their office or sent to another office, a postage prepaid, addressed envelope must be provided to the Clerk's Office. Otherwise, the copy will not be returned. (If you request copies be returned in more than one case, please provide an envelope for each case.)

Requests for Information

Any requests for information may be made by telephone, in person, or in writing. The Clerk's Office will have three business days to respond to such request.