This section provides you with information on the organisation of ordinary courts in Poland.
The system of common courts in Poland includes the appellate (sądy apelacyjne), provincial (sądy okręgowe) and district courts (sądy rejonowe). These courts decide, among other things, on cases concerning criminal, civil, family and juvenile law, commercial law, employment and social security laws – except for cases vested in other special courts, such as military courts.
Common courts also maintain land and mortgage registers, as well as the plege register, National Court Register and National Criminal Register.
There is a civil unit (wydział cywilny) in each appellate, provincial and district court.
There is a criminal unit (wydział karny) in each appellate, provincial and district court.
The website of the Polish government contains a list of published Acts, dating from 1918.
Access to the database is free of charge.
The national language version of this page is maintained by the respective Member State. The translations have been done by the European Commission service. Possible changes introduced in the original by the competent national authority may not be yet reflected in the translations. The European Commission accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to any information or data contained or referred to in this document. Please refer to the legal notice to see copyright rules for the Member State responsible for this page.
Member States in charge of the management of national content pages are in the process of updating some of the content on this website in the light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.
Last update: 10/12/2012