511 North Spruce St - Room 202
Ogallala NE 69153-2146
Phone: (308) 284-3849
Fax: (308) 284-3978
The Clerk of the District Court is an elected position. The Office of the Clerk of the District Court is administrative in nature. It is the responsibility of the Clerk, and staff, to receive, record and retain legal pleadings on criminal and civil cases filed in Keith County District Court. Documents that are filed are scanned, microfilmed, indexed and placed in the Court files. All pleadings are entered electronically into the State Court Administrators statewide computer system known as JUSTICE.
The Clerk of the District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner. Jurors are selected from a list of eligible citizens obtained by combining the list of Keith County’s licensed drivers with a list of registered voters. Jurors will serve on a panel for six months and can be summoned for trials in either District Court or County Court.
The Clerk of the District Court acts as a Passport Acceptance Agent for the U.S. Department of State. As a Passport Acceptance Agent the Clerk executes the applications for passports and must be personally assured that the citizenship and identity of the applicant are valid.
The Clerk of the District Court is responsible for managing the administrative operation of the Mental Health Boards of Keith, Perkins, and Arthur Counties and sits on the Board as the lay person.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays