Face coverings required in court facilities.
The response to COVID-19 has impacted access to courthouses and may change the way cases are handled.
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COVID-19 Information

The courthouse public service counter and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are open from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  

Face coverings are required in all court facilities beginning July 13. If you do not have a face covering see court staff immediately. If you are required to visit a court facility but have COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days contact the court or your attorney as soon as possible.  

You will be required to follow Minnesota Department of Health social distancing guidelines while in court facilities.  

Remote hearings will continue to take place and Self-Help Center services will continue to be conducted by phone and email only.  

Learn more about safety measures all courthouses are following to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by visiting the Reopening webpage.

Learn more about how courts have responded to COVID-19 by the Emergency webpage.
 


Court Administration Office Access
 

  • The Cook County Courthouse is open to those who need to access the court administration customer service office. Entry to the courthouse is through the main door off of the parking lot.
    • Access to court administration is limited to those with court business. Friends of customers and others will be asked to wait outside.
  • A public access to court records computer is available.
  • Self-help center services are available remotely Monday – Friday from 8:30-4:00 p.m. Call (651) 435-6535.
  • Wearing masks is required. Visit the Cook County Website for more information about the County’s COVID-19 procedures.
If you have a court case scheduled in Cook County District Court, call (218) 387-3610 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.

Administrative Order - Order Governing the Continuing Operations of MN Judicial Branch
Administrative Order - Closure & Access to Judicial District Courthouse
Administrative Order - Court Operations in Civil Commitment Cases

June 11, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
May 14, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
April 14, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
April 7, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
March 24, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski