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Courts in Panaji

At present capital city of Panaji have two courts, District & Sessions Court and High Court of Bombay. While District and Sessions Court in Panaji looks into all the civil and criminal matters falling in the jurisdiction of North Goa district; High Court of Bombay in Panaji looks into those civil/criminal matters that constitutionally don’t fall within the arena of District and Sessions Court or judgments of District and Sessions Court that are challenged or appealed at High Court.

Courts in Panaji

Both these courts form the pillar of judicial system in Panaji city and also to an extent of entire Goa. A special mention about Bombay High Court at Goa needs to be made. Bombay High Court extends its jurisdiction to state of Goa purely because Goa doesn’t have its own high court. The reason for this is that Goa is the smallest state of India and hence it has way too many few cases to have its own high court.             

As for District and Sessions Court in Panaji is concerned, its jurisdiction is restricted only till North Goa. The civil and criminal cases of South Goa are handled by District and Sessions Court of South Goa, whose headquarter is located in the city Margao. The office hours of District & subordinate Courts are from 9.30 to 1.00, 2.00 to 5.30 with lunch break of one hour between 1.00 p.m to 2.00 p.m.
Address of District and Sessions Court, North Goa
District and Sessions Court
Near Panaji Residency, Panaji. Pin: 403 001
Tel: + 91 - 832-2230796
Fax: + 91 - 832-2226724

Address of High Court of Bombay at Goa
Lyceum Complex, Altinho, Panaji-Goa
Pin Code - 403 001    
Case Status Inquiry Numbers
IVRS: (0832) 2421794 / 2421795
SMS: 9420685618

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