Lakshadweep is under the jurisdiction of High Court of Kerala. There is a Munsiff Court in Andrott having jurisdiction over islands of Kavaratti, Andrott, Minicoy and Kalpeni. Another Munsiff Court is In Amini with jurisdiction over Amini, Agatti, Kadmat, Kiltan, Chetlat and Bitra islands. These courts also function as Court of Judicial Magistrate of First Class for their concerned jurisdiction. The Judicial Magistrate at Andrott is holding the charge of the Chief Judicial Magistrate.
The Sub Court of Kavaratti was upgraded as District and Sessions Court with effect from April 1997.