Originally, Pathankot was a Sub-Division of Gurdaspur Sessions Division and its old premises was situated at Dalhousie Road, Pathankot. At that time, there were only the Courts of Additional Civil Judge (Sr. Divn.), Civil Judge (Jr. Divn.) etc in the Pathankot Sub-Division.
The Pathankot Sessions Division came into existence on 03.08.2013. The new Court premises is situated near Malikpur Bypass, Pathankot and is at a distance of 4 kms from Bus Stand, Pathankot. The Court premises is spread over on an area of about 7.38 acres. The Court premises contains four floors, including the ground floor, Litigant block etc.
Establishment of Family Court
Family Court, Pathankot came into existence on 15.09.2014 vide Govt. of Punjab Notification no.S.O.159/C.A.66/1984/S.3/2014.