Hedmarken District Court

(Redirected from Sør-Hedmark District Court)

Hedmarken District Court (Norwegian: Hedmarken tingrett) was a district court in Innlandet county, Norway. The court existed from 1588 to 1777 and again from 1992 until 2021. It served the Hedmarken area which included the municipalities of Hamar, Løten, Ringsaker, and Stange. The court was based in Hamar. The court had one chief judge, four other judges and two deputy judges, as well as an administrative staff of 12.[1] Cases from this court could be appealed to the Eidsivating Court of Appeal in Hamar.[2]

Hedmarken District Court
Hedmarken tingrett
The Courthouse of Hamar
60°47′36″N 11°04′39″E / 60.7933387756°N 11.077411651°E / 60.7933387756; 11.077411651
Established1 January 1992
Dissolved26 April 2021
LocationHamar, Norway
Coordinates60°47′36″N 11°04′39″E / 60.7933387756°N 11.077411651°E / 60.7933387756; 11.077411651
Appeals toEidsivating
Court of Appeal
Division map
Hedmark county and its court districts; Hedmarken is in purple.

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.[3]



Hedmarken District Court was established by royal resolution from King Christian IV on 31 July 1591. The court was based in Hamar. It was in operation until 8 January 1777, when the court was divided into Nord-Hedmark District Court and Sør-Hedmark District Court.[4] On 1 January 1992, the Nord-Hedmark and Sør-Hedmark courts were merged back together to create the Hedmarken District Court.[5] On 26 April 2021, the court was merged with the Nord-Østerdal District Court and the Sør-Østerdal District Court to create the new Østre Innlandet District Court.[6]


  1. ^ "Om Hedmarken tingrett" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Courts Administration. Archived from the original on 4 September 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Om Eidsivating lagmannsrett" (in Norwegian). Norwegian National Courts Administration. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2017.
  3. ^ Gisle, Jon, ed. (14 February 2022). "Tingrett". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Hedemarken sorenskriveri" (in Norwegian). Arkivverket Statsarkiv i Hamar. Retrieved 20 February 2022.
  5. ^ Norwegian National Courts Administration. "Historikk" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 18 December 2009.
  6. ^ "Forskrift om inndelingen av rettskretser og lagdømmer". Lovdata.no (in Norwegian). 12 April 2021. Retrieved 19 February 2022.