About Circuit Courts
The United States judicial system is broken into 12 geographic regions known as circuits. To see which circuit you are in, check out the list below.
Each circuit court has different levels of courts (bankruptcy, district, appeals) that deal with different matters. Each circuit may have its own procedural rules and processes.
These circuits can be important in determining the outcome of your case.
To find out more check out these articles about the Circuit Court system and the Hierarchy of U.S. Courts.
Circuit Court Districts
To find out which circuit court district you live in, find your state or territory in the list or the map below.
1st Circuit: Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island
2nd Circuit: Connecticut, New York, Vermont
3rd Circuit: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, U.S. Virgin Islands*
4th Circuit: Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
5th Circuit: Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
6th Circuit: Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
7th Circuit: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin
8th Circuit: Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
9th Circuit: Alaska, California, Guam*, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands*, Oregon, Washington
10th Circuit: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wyoming
11th Circuit: Alabama, Florida, Georgia
D.C. Circuit: Washington, D.C.
*Special rules apply to non-Puerto Rico U.S. Territorial Courts