Ytre Sogn District Court

Ytre Sogn District Court was a district court in Norway which was closed in 2005. It included the municipalities located in the areas surrounding the outer Sognefjorden. This court was first established around the year 1630.[1]

Ytre Sogn District Court
Ytre Sogn tingrett
Establishedc. 1630
Dissolved1 Jan 2005
Appeals toGulating
Court of Appeal

The area that was covered by the court was split so that the municipalities of Solund, Hyllestad, and Høyanger joined the newly created Fjordane District Court, while the municipalities of Balestrand and Vik joined the newly created Sogn District Court. The municipality of Gulen joined Nordhordland District Court which was based in the neighboring Hordaland county.[2]

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 are heard by a combination of professional judges and lay judges. Cases from this district court may be appealed to the Gulating Court of Appeal.[3]


  1. ^ "Historie" (in Norwegian). Sogn og Fjordane tingrett. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  2. ^ Fjordane tingrett Historie (in Norwegian)
  3. ^ Gisle, Jon, ed. (2017-08-18). "Tingrett". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2019-09-29.