There are four county courts in Estonia
County courts as courts of the first instance hear all civil, criminal and misdemeanour matters. The decisions of county courts can be appealed to the circuit court.
There are four county courts in Estonia:
There are 67 positions for judges at the Tallinn Courthouse of Harju County Court.
There are 28 positions for judges in Viru County Court:
- Jõhvi Courthouse – 11;
- Narva Courthouse – 10;
- Rakvere Courthouse – 7.
There are 21 positions for judges in Pärnu County Court:
- Pärnu Courthouse – 11;
- Haapsalu Courthouse – 3;
- Kuressaare Courthouse – 2;
- Rapla Courthouse – 3;
- Paide Courthouse – 2.
There are 36 positions for judges in Tartu County Court:
- Tartu Courthouse – 20;
- Jõgeva Courthouse – 4;
- Viljandi Courthouse – 4;
- Valga Courthouse – 3;
- Võru Courthouse – 3;
- Põlva Courthouse – 2.
Proceedings in county courts are regulated by the Code of Civil Procedure in civil matters, the Code of Criminal Procedure in criminal matters and the Code of Misdemeanour Procedure in misdemeanour matters.