The judgeship of Keonjhar was separated from the Mayurbhanj judgeship on 28th February, 1982 and has six outlying stations at Anandapur, Ghasipura, Hatadihi, Champua,Telkoi and Barbil. Initially, the Court functioned at the Collectorate building and shifted to a new building on 21st April 2004.
There are 14 Court rooms in the building. It has facilities like e-Sewa Kendra, e-Filing Centre, e-Meeting help desk, video conferencing room and e-Kiosk.
A new Civil Court Building constructed by the OSPH & WC at Anandapur at an estimated cost of Rs.8.34 Crores was inaugurated on 28th March, 2021. The C type quarters for Civil Judge Senior Division at Anandapur was completed on 31st May, 2021.
The Court of JMFC at Hatadihi was inaugurated on 13th February, 2021. The Court of the JMFC at Telkoi was inaugurated on 1st September, 2021.
OSPH & WC is presently constructing the Grama Nyayalaya at Ghasipura. Shri Benudhar Patra was the District & Sessions Judge till 23rd November, 2021.
Shri Chittaranjan Mohapatra took over on 29th November, 2021.