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COVID-19 Information

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on March 20, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic; the order was amended by a March 23, 2020 order. The March 20 order as amended is effective Monday, March 23 through April 22.

Except for where hearings are required to be held under the order, or can be conducted using remote technology, many court appearances are suspended under this order. The status of your case will not be adversely affected by this decision. More information about this order is available at

Note for parties and court administration customers: While some Scott County office and buildings are closed, the Scott County Justice Center is open for essential court business. 
If you have a court case scheduled, it’s possible your hearing may have been rescheduled.  If you are unsure whether or not your case was rescheduled, please call (952) 496-8200.  You may also contact the court by email and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.
Local court operations changes are available on the COVID-19 Information Guide.

The COVID-19 Information Guide also explains what to do if you cannot determine from the Information Guide how your case is being handled. Instead of coming to court with your questions about Scott County cases, please call the phone numbers in the Information Guide so we can avoid all unnecessary traffic at our courthouse facilities.