Good question. The difference is that District Court is a state agency, while Justice Court is run by the county. There are several District Court offices in Davis County, but only one Justice Court. The reason for two courts is that they fulfill two very different, but necessary functions. District Court handles the full spectrum of legal issues (civil, felony, misdemeanor, divorce, custody, probate, misdemeanor, etc.) District court contact information and locations are available at http://www.utcourts.gov/directory/
. Justice Court handles a more limited range of issues such as traffic violations, class A misdemeanors, and small claims. If you have a legal issue other than those listed here, you probably want to contact the District Court. While the scope of Justice Court is much more limited than District Court, county Justice Courts processes a large number of cases, freeing the District Court to focus on larger issues.