The General District Court decides all criminal offenses involving ordinances, laws and bylaws of the State, County and Town, and all misdemeanors, including traffic offenses, under state law; decides civil cases in which the amount in question does not exceed $25,000.  The General District Court also holds preliminary hearings in felony cases to determine whether or not there is sufficient evidence to justify holding a defendant for a grand jury hearing.  All cases are heard by a judge.


Some "pre-payable" Court offenses may be paid online here General District Court

  • Pre-payable offenses are designated by a check box in the "Pay" column on Search Results page. If you do not see a check box next to your case, you will be unable to pay online.