County Court

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
(Regular Court Days are
Tuesdays of each month)






111 W Fairfield St
Clay Center, NE 68933



Filing Fees and Court Costs

Citizen's Guide to Nebraska Courts

For the Public and Families

Small Claims Court Guide

Small Claims Form

Waiver and Fine Schedule

Waiver and Plea of Guilty

Low Income Legal Service

Michael P. Burns

County Judge

Timothy Hoeft

County Judge

Michael Mead

County Judge

Julie Bergen

Clerk Magistrate

Darlene Overturf

Assistant Clerk

The County Court handles traffic, criminal, civil, small claims, probate guardianship/conservatorship, juvenile and adoption cases.

To access county court forms and learn general information about the Nebraska County Court System, visit the Judicial Branch Web site at

To receive information on how to access the JUSTICE system online go to the Nebraska Online Subscription Information page. You must be a subscriber of Nebraska Online to have access to the online system. To learn more about the JUSTICE system you can go to the County Court FAQ page or you can view a demonstration of the system.

Court Filing Fees

Thank you for visiting this site. Feel free to contact the Clay County Court if you have any further questions.