District (City) courts are first instance courts, which adjudicate cases within their jurisdiction according to procedures set forth by the Georgian procedural legislation by a single judge or, when so prescribed by law – collegiately by a panel of 3 judges.
A district court is created and operational in a municipality or municipalities. City courts are created in self-governing towns. Territorial jurisdiction of a town court may be spreading, in addition to the relevant town, over a municipality or municipalities.
District (City courts are created and their territorial jurisdiction is determined by a decision of the High Council of Justice.
City, District and magistrate courts: