County Court Judge
Tami K. Schendt
The Sherman County Clerk Magistrate Office is located on the third floor of the Courthouse in Loup City, NE. The office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Functions of the County Court Clerk Magistrate
The county court is a trial court with specified jurisdiction. All Small Claims, Probate, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Adoption, Juvenile, Misdemeanor Criminal and Traffic Infraction violation cases are filed in County Court. County courts conduct preliminary hearings in felony criminal cases. The county courts have concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts in some divorce cases and other civil cases involving $57,000 or less.
Besides administrative duties, the clerk magistrate has limited judicial responsibilities, which may include accepting pleas in traffic and misdemeanor cases, setting bail, performing weddings and other judicial services.
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