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COVID-19 Information

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on May 15, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Beginning Monday May 18, 2020 courts will begin to implement the Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Preparedness Plan which was developed in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health. Once courts have ensured they are in compliance with the Preparedness Plan, they will implement Transitional Case Strategies for resuming more in-person courthouse activity for litigants and employees. Remote hearing technology will continue to be used.
 
Self-help services are being conducted via phone or email.
  If you have a court case scheduled in Clay County District Court, call (218) 299-5065 to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date.  You may also contact the court by email and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.  Parties to actions where a hearing has been cancelled may be contacted by court administration to reschedule the hearing.
 
PLEASE NOTE: If your case will be heard or you must visit the Clay County Courthouse, please be aware of the following changes:
The Seventh Judicial District Court in Clay County is operated through the State of Minnesota and continues to be open for matters authorized under the Chief Justice’s Administrative Order.  Public access is limited to the parties and their attorneys who shall  appear remotely when feasible.  If you have any court related questions, please contact Court Administration at (218) 299-5065. Court Security Officers will meet citizens at the Courthouse entrance and provide directives.

Also, please note:
  • Those customers who need to file paperwork should call (218) 299-5065 for direction on filing their paperwork.
  • Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing.
  • For persons who have business with the court other than Super High or High Priority hearings, eFiling, U.S. Mail, and telephone access will be available.
These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.