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The Judicial Department was established in the year 1798.  The records of this Department covers the period from 1857 – 1863 and pertains to G.Os which cover the period from 1922 – 1928, relating with Arms act, criminal settlements, jurisdiction of courts, prisoners, matters relating to the constabulary attached to Civil and Criminal Courts and Code of Criminal Procedure, reduction remission or suspension of sentences etc. prescribed books and publications also. The records were a part of  the Madras Government and came into the custody of State Archives in 1956. Later this department merged with Public Police Department in 1929.

The detailed information of the Judicial  Department are given below:

Sl. No. Category Periodicity

No. of Records

1. G.O’s 1920 – 1929 1,758
2. Printed Proceedings 1857 – 1936 468
3. Printed Indices 1803 – 1928 --
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