District Court

Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday




515 Box Butte Avenue #300
Alliance, NE 69301


The office is locate on the third floor of the courthouse.




District Court Schedule

Court Filing Fees

Online Legal Self-Help Center

Child Support Payment Center 

Passport Information

Kevin Horn

Clerk of District Court

The Honorable
Travis P. O'Gorman

District Court Judge

Amy Ragsdale

Court Reporter

Molly Ridgeway

Deputy Clerk


District Court Clerk Responsibilities:

  • Filing of new cases and receiving, filing and maintaining all subsequent pleadings in District Court matters. Filing includes scanning, indexing and placing paper documents in the court files.
  • All pleadings are entered electronically into the State Court Administrators statewide computer system known as JUSTICE. Many of the pleadings demand action by the Clerk. Actions may include issuing a summons or subpoena, preparing warrants for the judge's signature, entering information for money judgments into JUSTICE, receipting and disbursing funds for fees and collections on judgments, investing funds when so directed by the court.
  • Cases filed fall into two categories, civil and criminal. Civil matters include domestic issues such as dissolutions, child support, paternity, custody; protection orders, both harassment and domestic; litigation for negligence, property disputes, contract disputes, name change, foreclosures; appeals from County Court and Small Claims Court; and transcribed judgments from other courts. Criminal matters include felony cases, misdemeanors reduced from felonies; appeals from County Court and search warrants.
  • District Court is also responsible for pleadings in cases filed to go before the Mental Health Board.
  • The Clerk of the District Court also serves as Jury Commissioner in Box Butte County as well as district court Bailiff.
  • The Clerk of the District Court is a passport application agent for the Department of State. The agent executes the paperwork and must be personally assured that the citizenship and identity of the applicant are valid.  

Passport Applicants will need:  

  • Passport application form(s) (available in the district court office or on the Department of State website) - www.travel.state.gov
  • Certified state issued birth certificate (or naturalization papers)
  • One 2-inch by 2-inch passport photo (photography services not available in the office)
  • Driver’s license or photo identification.
  • Payment may be made by personal check, money order or cash. Separate payments are needed for the passport fee that is submitted with the application to the Department of State and for the Box Butte County execution fee. Credit cards are not accepted.    Application fees vary, but most adult fees are $165 and most child (under 16) fees are $135 (county and department of state combined).