On 14–8–1967, undivided Darrang District and Sessions Judge Court was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mr. Justice S. K. Dutta, the then Chief Justice of Hon’ble Gauhati High Court. Shri Upendra Nath Rajkhowa was posted as first District and Sessions Judge of Darrang District. On 31–10–1985, the Darrang District was divided in two parts. One is Sonitpur District and other is Darrang District.
The first role of honour of District & Sessions Judges of Sonitpur District was Sri Upendra Nath Rajkhowa, (B.A, B.L).
The court of Chief Judicial Magistrate with the office was established in the year 1974 and R. Ahmed. was the first Chief Judicial Magistrate.
EXISTING COURT BUILDINGS AT TEZPUR
There are three Court Buildings in Tezpur Judicial Court premises. Out of three Court buildings, the RCC Court Building is of District and Sessions Judge, Sonitpur, Tezpur, accommodating the Courts and Offices of District and Sessions Judge, Additional District and Sessions Judge, Additional District and Sessions Judge, No. 2, Civil Judge and Assistant Sessions Judge, Munsiff No. 1 & Munsiff No. 2.
The old heritage Court Building is of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sonitpur, Tezpur, accommodating the Courts and Offices of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (S) and other Judicial Magistrates
The Assam Type Court building, situated at the very front of the main gate is the court of the Member, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal, Sonitpur, Tezpur.
There are in total 14 number of Courts