The Danish Court Administration was established as a new independent institution on 1 July 1999. It ensures proper and adequate administration of the courts' and the Appeals Permission Board's funds, staff, buildings and it.
The Danish Court Administration is headed by a board of governors and a director. The Danish Court Administration belongs under the Ministry of Justice, but the Minister of Justice has no instructive power and can not change decisions made by the Danish Court Administration.
The board of governors is the chief executive and generally liable for the activities of the Danish Court Administration. The director, who is appointed and may be discharged by the board of governors, is in charge of the day-to-day management. The director is not required to hold a law degree.
The composition of the Danish Court Administration's board of governors is provided by the Danish Court Administration Act. The board of governors has 11 members, eight of whom are court representatives, one is a lawyer and two have special management and social insights.