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Providence Courthouses

Last updated: September 27, 2013

Providence, it’s the capital of Rhode Island and one of the oldest cities in the United States. The city is notable for many things--- the American Revolution, Brown University, Federal Hill, ethnic diversity, spectacular Italian food including Angelo’s Civita Farnese, the patriotic song I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy, and, of course, the Mafia.

“The Renaissance City” boasts a population of over 182,000 residents in 25 neighborhoods and only 20.5 square miles of land.  It’s the third largest city by population in the New England region.

If you are in Rhode Islander with a court case in Providence County, you know there are several courthouses servicing the metropolitan area.  If you have a criminal, civil, family law, probate, or worker’s compensation matter, it’s likely in one of the superior or district courts.              

Here we’ve highlighted several key court systems you’ll most likely encounter: the Rhode Island Superior, District, Family and Worker’s Compensation courts, the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island