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John Friend
Clerk of the District Court

***Please Consider Alternatives to Coming Into the Office to Avoid Wait Times***

For the foreseeable future, in the interest of social distancing, our office is now assisting one customer at a time for all services our office offers.  As a result, walk-in traffic may experience significant wait times.

We encourage you to consider whether or not your needs can be met without coming to the office.  Many services can be obtained by telephone, online or by mail.

If you need to make a payment on most cases, you can do so on the Nebraska.gov Payment Portal.

If you need copies of documents from your court case, please call 402-444-7018.

If you need to file a Protection Order, you can obtain the forms to print and fill out before coming in online. 

Domestic Abuse


Sexual Assault

Our office does not have forms for most purposes.  The forms that the State of Nebraska supplies, including those for Divorce, can be found on their Self Help Website, along with instructions.  

If you have a bond refund due to you, you can ask your attorney to contact our office to arrange to have it mailed to you.

Attorneys, please consider utilizing eFiling to file your documents, or send them by mail.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.




(March 19, 2020) - All jury trials in Douglas County (both County Court and District Court) scheduled through May 1, 2020 have been postponed. All jurors summoned for dates between March 23, 2020 and May 1, 2020 will not need to report for jury service. Any questions can be directed to the Douglas County Clerk of the District Court at 402-444-7018.



            Citizens have been receiving phone calls from people identifying themselves as Douglas County Sheriffs or Officers of the Court.  The people involved in this scam are very sophisticated.  They may even have a Douglas County Sheriff’s phone number show up on caller ID.  There are various scripts used, but it always concludes with the victim missing jury duty and saying that a warrant has been issued for their arrest. The perpetrator usually has some personal information that they ask the victim to verify such as address, date of birth, etc.  They usually offer different options to clear up the warrant.   The easiest and most convenient way they offer for you to clear the warrant is to pay a large fine over the phone by use of money order cards or gift cards.  After purchasing the gift cards, they require you to communicate the numbers and codes on the back of the card to verify the cards/monies have been purchased so that the warrant can be cancelled.  As soon as they have the numbers on the back of the card, they have access to the money.

THIS IS A SCAM – No government office WILL REQUEST MONIES over the phone. While it is not unheard of for a government office to contact a person selected for Jury Duty by telephone, we will NEVER ASK FOR MONEY.  If you receive a telephone call from someone claiming to be from our office or the Sheriff’s office asking for money, immediately hang up.   Please contact the Clerk of District Court office at 402-444-7018 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 402-444-6636.  We are interested in the details of your call so that we can keep up with and report on this continuing scam.

Media Contact – John Friend 402-444-7658 or

Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning at 402-444-6636.

Welcome to the Douglas County Clerk of District Courts web site. I hope the information provided on these pages will assist you in conducting your business with the Clerk's office. We have included some of the most frequently asked questions by our citizens to assist you. If you need additional information or assistance, please contact the appropriate department listed on this page.

The Clerk of the District Court is committed to enhancing the capabilities of the office by the use of new technology. As technology continues to change, we will strive to provide you with the latest information.

If you have any questions or suggestions to improve our services, feel free to contact us. We are here to serve the citizens of Douglas County.

Our hours of operation are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

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300 Hall of Justice
1701 Farnam Street, 3rd Floor
Omaha, NE 68183
(402) 444-7018

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If you need to visit our office, it is located in the Douglas County Courthouse on 17th & Farnam, 3rd floor. A handicapped entrance is located on 18th and Harney