Douglas County Court

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Douglas County Court

County Court Calendar

Civil Motion Calendar

Main Phone
402-444-5387

Probate Division (Guardianships, Conservatorships, Estates, Adoptions)
402-444-7152

Civil and Small Claims Division
402-444-5424

Criminal/Traffic Division

Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
 
Hall of Justice
1701 Farnam Street, 2nd Floor
Omaha, NE 68183
 
The Criminal/Traffic Division handles misdemeanor cases, including traffic and municipal ordinance violations. Examples of misdemeanors cases include: theft of property valued at up to $500; driving while under the influence of alcohol (DUI) or drugs; disorderly conduct; prostitution; possession of less than one pound of marijuana. The court also handles preliminary hearings in felony cases.
 
Probate Division
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
 
Hall of Justice
1701 Farnam Street, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68183
 
The Probate Division of County Court handles proceedings in which the court has jurisdiction over the personal representative and the assets of the deceased; protects heirs from fraud and embezzlement; protects federal and state governments so all taxes are paid by the estate; protects creditors of the deceased. The Probate Division handles the processing of appointments of guardians and conservators by the judiciary.
 
Civil/Small Claims Division
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday
 
Douglas County Civic Center
1819 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE 68183
 
The Civil Division handles disputes between private citizens, corporations, governmental bodies, or other organizations. Civil cases may involve property or personal rights. Some common examples of civil cases are: actions arising from landlord-tenant disputes; auto or personal accidents; breach of warranty and consumer goods; contract disputes and professional liability suits. Civil actions of cases up to $53,000 are handled in county court.
 
In small claims court hearings are conducted by a county court judge. The damages sought or the money claimed in small claims court does not exceed $3,700. The court procedure is informal. Juries are not used, attorneys are not allowed and the parties involved must represent themselves.
Clerk(s)

Ron Murtaugh

Court Type
County Court
District
4
1701 Farnam Street
Omaha
Nebraska
68183
County
Douglas
Phone
402-444-5387
Fax
402-444-6890
Judge(s)
Hon. Craig Q. McDermott
Hon. Darryl R. Lowe
Hon. Derek R. Vaughn
Hon. John E. Huber
Hon. Lawrence E. Barrett
Hon. Marcela A. Keim
Hon. Marcena M. Hendrix
Hon. Sheryl L. Lohaus
Hon. Stephanie R. Hansen
Hon. Stephanie S. Shearer
Hon. Thomas K. Harmon
Hon. Jeff L. Marcuzzo