DISTRICT COURT WAYANAD
Wayanad
DISTRICT COURT WAYANAD

Court Establishment History

       District Court Kalpetta under Kalpetta Judicial District was started functioning w.e.f 15/12/1984, consequent on formation of Wayanad District w.e.f 1 November 1980. Before the Kalpetta Civil Judicial District came in to existence, the court in this geographical portion was a part of Kozhikode and Thalasseri Judicial districts under Kozhikode and Kannur Districts respectively.

 

STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT

       Before the formation of Kalpetta Judicial district, only two courts were functioning in this district ( ie, Kalpetta and Mananthavady).

  1. Munsiff Magistrate court Kalpetta :- At the time of the formation of Munsiff Magistrate court, Kalpetta, was a part of Kozhikode unit.

  2. Munsiff Magistrate court Mananthavady:- Munsiff Magistrate court, Mananthavady was a part of Thalassery unit at the time of the formation.

Kalpetta Judicial District formed, integrating the civil and criminal courts functioned in

Wayanad District and established the following courts.

  • District Court, Kalpetta
  • Chief Judicial Magistrate’s Court, Kalpetta
  • Munsiff’s Court, Kalpetta
  • Sub Court, Sulthan Bathery
  • Judicial First Class Magistrate Court,Sulthan Bathery

The following courts subsequently established in this District.

  • The Munsiff Magistratae Court- Sulthan Bathery
  • Judicial First Class Magistrate Court- Mananthavady
  • The Additional District and Sessions Court I / Addl MACT - Kalpetta
  • The Additional District and Sessions Court II / Addl MACT - Kalpetta
  • The Family Court- Kalpetta
  • The Special Court for the trial of SC/ST (POA)Act cases, Mananthavady

        In addition to the above courts, District legal Service Authority- Kalpetta, Taluk legal Services Committee – Vythiri, Sulthan Bathery and Mananthavady are also functioning in this District. The District Mediation Centre at Kalpetta and Mediation sub centers at Sulthanbathery and Mananthavady are also functioning in this District.