Nord-Gudbrandsdal District Court

Nord-Gudbrandsdal District Court (Norwegian: Nord-Gudbrandsdal tingrett) was a district court in Innlandet county, Norway. The court was based in Vågåmo. The court existed from 1731 until 2021. It served the municipalities of Dovre, Lesja, Lom, Nord-Fron, Sel, Skjåk, and Vågå. Cases from this court could be appealed to Eidsivating Court of Appeal.[1]

Nord-Gudbrandsdal District Court
Nord-Gudbrandsdal tingrett
JurisdictionNorthern Gudbrandsdalen
LocationVågå, Innlandet, Norway
Coordinates61°52′37″N 9°05′39″E / 61.876851°N 9.0942489°E / 61.876851; 9.0942489Coordinates: 61°52′37″N 9°05′39″E / 61.876851°N 9.0942489°E / 61.876851; 9.0942489
Appeals toEidsivating
Court of Appeal
Division map
Domssogn i Oppland.svg
Oppland county and its court districts; Nord-Gudbrandsdal is in red.

The court was a court of first instance. Its judicial duties were mainly to settle criminal cases and to resolve civil litigation as well as bankruptcy. The administration and registration tasks of the court included death registration, issuing certain certificates, performing duties of a notary public, and officiating civil wedding ceremonies. Cases from this court were heard by a combination of professional judges and lay judges.[2]


The Nord-Gudbrandsdal district court was established in 1731 when the Gudbrandsdal District Court was divided into Nord-Gudbrandsdal District Court and Sør-Gudbrandsdal District Court. This court originally included Lesja, Lom, Fron, and Vågå. In 1734, the court's jurisdictional area was reduced when Fron was transferred from this court to the Sør-Gudbrandsdal District Court. In 1909, the Mellom-Gudbrandsdal District Court was abolished and Nord-Fron was merged back into this court's jurisdiction. From 1966-1977, Nord-Fron was part of the Sør-Gudbrandsdal District Court, but in 1977 it was moved back.[3] On 26 April 2021, the court was merged with the Gjøvik District Court, Sør-Gudbrandsdal District Court, and Valdres District Court to create the new Vestre Innlandet District Court.[4]


  1. ^ "Nord-Gudbrandsdal District Court". Norwegian National Courts Administration.
  2. ^ Gisle, Jon, ed. (14 February 2022). "Tingrett". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Sør-Gudbrandsdal tingrett" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket Statsarkiv i Hamar. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Forskrift om inndelingen av rettskretser og lagdømmer". (in Norwegian). 12 April 2021. Retrieved 20 February 2022.