Ramsey District Court Locations and Hours

Security Screening

When you come to court, you should be aware that weapons and other dangerous implements are forbidden in all courthouses. Second District courts screen all visitors. Bags will be inspected and you will be asked to pass through a metal detector. If the detector goes off, security may use a hand-wand to search for metal.  The facility is fully secured and all visitors are subject to weapons screening upon entering the facility. 

Examples of Items that will be confiscated
  • Guns  (Judicial Order signed July 21, 2016)
  • Knives (including pen knives and key chain knives)
  • Scissors (including nail scissors)
  • Tasers;
  • Tools (screwdriver, hammer, box cutter);
  • Aerosol spray (mace, pepper);
  • Finger nail files and clippers;
  • Scissors;
  • Needles (knitting, crochet hooks and hair pins);
  • Glass containers (perfume, or food containers);
  • Metal utensils;
  • Cameras (May have to demonstrate proper function); and
  • Other items may be confiscated at the discretion of the Security Officer
Tips to reduce screening time:
  • There are two street and one skyway entrance to the Courthouse. Street access is available on either the 4th Street or Kellogg Blvd sides of the building. The skyway entrance is located on the 4th Street side of the building. Access Skyway through City Hall Annex and follow signs.
  • Put all small items, including loose change, in your jacket/coat pockets, bag or briefcase. Loose metal items in your pockets slows the screening process.
  • Remove jackets/coats, belts, watches and heavy jewelry before approaching the screening checkpoint. Place in x-ray container.


Presentation Equipment

If you intend to bring in audio or video media for the presentation of evidence, you should check our Courtroom Technology Resources page to see what presentation equipment is available and what you need to do to arrange for it.
 

Camera Use Policy

By Judicial Order dated October 14, 2010, use of cameras is forbidden in Ramsey County Courthouses except under exceptions when it is specifically allowed. 

City of St. Paul web site
Parking options downtown

 
St. Paul City Hall and Courthouse

Location:

15 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul MN  55102

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm*

Map / Driving Directions
Street Parking is metered at downtown rates. Most meters are two hours or less.
Bus Line: Use Metro Transit Plan a Trip to calculate the bus line closest to you, travel, and departure times.
Off-street Parking

Finding Your Courtroom:

Your Notice to Appear may not include a room number.  On the date of your appearance, check the scheduling screens in Room 130 on the main floor for your assigned courtroom.

Court Offices

Room # Offices:
30  Jury
70  Administrative Services
70  Interpreters
130  Violations Bureau*
160  Family**
170  Housing
170  Conciliation
600  Civil Assignment
600  Civil Filing
650  Probate
900  Criminal
1700  Administration
 

Also located at the Main Courthouse:

St. Paul City Attorney
St. Paul Mayor's Office
St. Paul City Council
Ramsey County Law Library
(The Ramsey County Attorney is located nearby at 345 Wabasha St.)

*Appointments to see a Hearing Officer in Room 130 end at 3:30 pm
**Family Court is heard at both the Juvenile and Family Justice Center and the Main Courthouse. Please look at your Notice of Hearing or motion papers to determine where your case will be heard.
 
Juvenile and Family Justice Center

Location:

25 West 7th St, St Paul MN 55102
 

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
 

Map / Driving Directions
Street parking is metered at downtown rates. Most meters are 2 hours or less.
Bus Line: Use Metro Transit Plan a Trip to calculate the bus line closest to you, travel, and departure times
Off-street parking

Finding Your Courtroom:*

Your Notice to Appear will include a room number. There is a main floor lobby display screen for you to check your assigned courtroom. There are daily schedules posted by the elevators to provide the calendar and court room assignments for Judicial Officers.
*Family Court is heard at both the Juvenile and Family Justice Center and the Main Courthouse. Please look at your Notice of Hearing or motion papers to determine where your case will be heard.

Court Offices

B122 Domestic Abuse/Harassment
B134 Juvenile Court Clerks
B134 Family Court Self-Help Center**
**Family Court Administrative Offices are located in the Main Courthouse, Room 160.  
 
 


 
Law Enforcement Center

Location:

425 Grove St, St Paul MN 55101

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Hearing Officers are not available at this site.)

Map / Driving Directions

Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building.  Street parking is scarce and not recommended.  Nearby lots are reserved.
Bus Line: Route 64 Stop 11918

Finding Your Courtroom:

There are two courtrooms: 101 and 102.  Your courtroom assignment will appear on a screen above the hallway entrance to the courtrooms.

Court Offices

Criminal Court
Fine payment
 

Also located at the Law Enforcement Center:

Ramsey County Sheriff
Ramsey County Adult Detention Center (Jail)
402 Commitment Court

Location:

402 University Ave E, Suite 100, St. Paul MN  55130

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Map / Driving Directions
Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building.  Street parking is scarce and not recommended.  Nearby lots are reserved.
Overflow parking is available at the Law Enforcement Center
425 Grove St
St. Paul, MN 55101
Bus Line: Route 64, stops 11920 & 11921

Finding Your Courtroom:

Once you have passed through security, the courtroom is on your left.

Court Offices

Civil Commitment Court
 

Also located at 402 Commitment Court:

Urgent Care for Adult Mental and Chemical Health Services
Ramsey County Detox Center
Suburban Site in Maplewood

Location:

2050 White Bear Ave, Maplewood MN 55109

Hours:

Monday – Friday
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
(Hearing Officers are not available after 3:30 pm)

Map / Driving Directions
Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building.
Bus Line: Routes 64 & 80, stops 5292 & 5293

Finding Your Courtroom:

There are two courtrooms: A and B.  Your courtroom assignment will appear on a screen above the hallway entrance to the courtrooms.  If you are scheduled to see a Hearing Officer, check in at the counter.

Court Offices

Suburban Court Office
Violations Bureau

Also located at the Suburban Site in Maplewood:

Ramsey County Public Defender