The Additional District & Sessions Court Kishtwar was created on 6th August 1990 vide Govt. Order No.571-LD(A) of 1190 dated 06.08.1990 and Sh. Brig Lal Bhat took the charge of Ist Additional District & Sessions Judge Kishtwar.

The Court was upgraded to Principal District & Sessions Court on 31 March 2008 vide Govt. Order No. 1213-LD(A)of 2008 dated:31.03.2008 and Sh. Dohni Chand Sagohtra took the charge of Ist Principal District & Sessions Judge Kishtwar.