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This page was last updated on 08/11/2023
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Closures and Relocations

Holiday closure

The Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed Monday, August 14, 2023, in recognition of Navajo Code Talkers Day.

Judicial Branch closure

The courts, programs and offices of the Judicial Branch of the Navajo Nation will be closed August 23-25, 2023, for staff to attend mandatory training. The courts, programs and offices will reopen at 8 a.m. on August 28, 2023. Aneth Judicial District is closed August 22, 2023, at 8 a.m. to August 25, 2023, at 5 p.m. Tuba City District Court, Dilkon District Court and the Supreme Court of the Navajo Nation will be closed August 22, 2023, at 1 p.m. to August 25, 2023, at 5 p.m. During the closure on August 23-25, 2023, court staff will be available to answer phone calls and receive documents at Crownpoint District Court. To'Hajiilee Court will be open and will accept filings for Alamo Court. Ramah Court will be open on August 23, 2023, and on August 24-25, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Read public service announcement.

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Administrative Orders

Application for Temporary Protection Order PDF

May 17, 2023: Chief Justice JoAnn B. Jayne issued Administrative Order 42-2023 on May 15, 2023 for the Navajo Nation Judicial Branch that rescinds operating plans related to the COVID-19 pandemic, teleworking agreements for Judicial Branch employees, and the mask mandate for Judicial Branch facilities. The Administrative Order is effective May 31, 2023, at 5 p.m. Read more.

July 21, 2022: Our website is experiencing technical issues. Please use the following link to access our website:

April 3, 2020: Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court is closed until further notice. Essential services for Pueblo Pintado Circuit Court will be available at Crownpoint District Court. Please call (505) 786-2072 if you have any questions. Also as a reminder, the entrance doors at Crownpoint District Court are closed to the public but essential services are available. Please call the Crownpoint Court at (505) 786-2072 if you have any questions.

April 2, 2020: Most Navajo Nation District Courts are accepting credit card payments for civil traffic fines through telephone. These payments can also be made by money order. Payments for other fines and fees must be made by money order. Window Rock Court, To'hajiilee Court and Alamo are only accepting money orders at this time until further notice. If you have any questions, please call the court.

March 30, 2020: The Navajo Nation uses a sender verification system designed to eliminate spam, bulk and malicious emails. If you email the courts from a non-Navajo Nation email address, please make sure to verify your email address by following the instructions sent back to you by email. This will allow for your email to go through to the intended recipient.

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Supreme Court Opinions       

July 9, 2021:  Navajo Nation Division of Economic Development v. Dineh Benally. Opinion. SC-CV-18-20

For all opinions (2013 - present) for which no motions are pending, click here.

The Navajo Reporter, Volumes 1-9 are available for purchase. NOTE: Volume 4 is out of stock and not available at this time. Click here for more information.

Judicial Branch Newsletters

An archive of Judicial Branch newsletters may be found here.  

Hashkj Nahat' Bahane' - (March 2022).  In this issue: Probation staff graduates from Academy, Peacemaking presents on traditional marriage.


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