Eleven district state prosecutors' offices perform the duties of the first instance authority. Local state prosecutors, district state prosecutors and higher state prosecutors are assigned to district state prosecutors' offices. Their area of operation relates to the districts of eleven district courts. State prosecutors from these district prosecutors' offices also appear before local courts in their respective territories.
Some district state prosecutors' offices have external departments as organisational units that carry out the functions of the district state prosecutor's office before one or more local courts.
District state prosecutor's office may organise sections due to specialisation, greater efficiency or coordinated action in narrow individual areas.
At district state prosecutors' offices at the headquarters of higher courts (Ljubljana, Maribor, Celje, Koper), sections are organised for the coordination and allocation of cases to be heard before higher courts (Complaint Section).