Trinidad and Tobago Magistrates Court
The Magistracy exercises original jurisdiction in relation to summary criminal matters. The Magistrates’ Courts also facilitate Preliminary Inquiries into serious criminal matters to determine whether a prima facie case has been established against an accused person before he or she can be indicted for trial at the High Court Division of the Supreme Court. The Petty Civil Court Division of the Magistracy deals with civil matters involving small money claims of less than $15,000.00.
There are 13 magisterial districts in Trinidad and Tobago:
St George West (covering Port of Spain and environs)