The county of Matanuska-Susitna is located in Alaska and was founded in 1964. There are 104,365 residents in Matanuska-Susitna who have access to courthouses in Palmer. In general, each county has a full set of courts, from traffic court to superior and appellate court; supreme courts are usually located in the state capital. Alaska is part of the 9th federal circuit court as well.
There are 5,937 residents in Palmer, which is 5.2 square miles and 233ft above sea level. It was settled in April 30, 1951title=1996 Alaska Municipal Officials Directory|publisher=Alaska Municipal League/Alaska Department of Community and Regional Affairs|date=January 1996|page=115}} and is governed by a local government.