The Magistrate for Rodrigues has within Rodrigues the same powers and jurisdiction as are conferred on every District Magistrate in Mauritius.

He has also jurisdiction to hear and dispose of any case referred to in section 112 (d) and (f) of the Courts Act which in Mauritius, would upon a reference by the Director of Public Prosecution, be cognizable by the Intermediate Court.

In respect of penalties and forfeitures, he is vested with the same powers as were conferred upon the Intermediate Court by section 113 of the Courts Act. The Court of Rodrigues is governed by the Court of Rodrigues Jurisdiction Act.

All District Courts have jurisdiction to hear complaints of Domestic Violence as provided by the Section of the Domestic Violence Act.

By Section of the Judicial Provisions Act, the District Courts are given jurisdiction to hear small claims