The District Court makes up the largest number of courts in the country and statistically handles the largest number of cases.
Civil jurisdictions of this Court include all personal actions arising under contract or tort for recovery of any liquidated sum where the amount claimed does not exceed Gh¢ 5000.00
In criminal matters, the Court has jurisdiction to try summarily offences punishable by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred (500) penalty units or imprisonment for a term not exceeding (2) years or both.
Currently, there are a total of One Hundred and Fifty-Eight (158) Magistrates at post. Seventy (55) of them are Professional Magistrates, Sixty-Seven (67) Senior Career Magistrates and Thirty-Six (36) are Career Magistrates.