Due to a water pipe break, the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna has been closed until further notice.
In the interim, Steele County District Court’s primary location is at the Owatonna Fire Hall, located at 107 West Main Street, Owatonna, MN 55060
. The customer service counter is on the first floor of the Fire Hall, and the main phone number for court administration is (507) 444-7701. The Fire Hall location also includes Courtroom A on the first floor, and Courtroom B on the third floor. Please note that there is extremely limited space at the Fire Hall, and no confidential conference rooms are available for use. There are, however, public restrooms available, as well as an elevator. Parking is still available in the parking lot at the closed Courthouse located at 111 East Main Street in Owatonna. Parking is not available in front of the Fire Hall entrance where there is a yellow curb, or in front of the fire station garage. All persons who enter the Fire Hall for court business are subject to security searches.
Until further notice, all in custody hearings for criminal case defendants will be held at the Steele County Adult Detention Center located at 2500 Alexander Street SW in Owatonna
. The temporary courtroom there has been designated as Courtroom D.
Also until further notice, jury trials and most child support magistrate hearings will be held at the Steele County Boardroom, located at 630 Florence Avenue
, which has been designated as Courtroom C.
Please note that eFiling and eService have not been impacted by the closure, but filers may see a delay in eFiled documents being accepted by court staff.
Customers paying a citation case are encouraged to use the pay by web or phone options
. Other payments can be made by mailing a check or cashier’s check to the 107 West Main Street address.
Court staff continue to make court calendar adjustments for the immediate future, and will notify parties of all scheduling changes as soon as possible.