Due to a water pipe break in January 2017, the Steele County Courthouse in Owatonna was closed. Renovations are still in progress, but Court Administration offices and Courtroom B are both reopened at the Courthouse.
All jury trials will be conducted in Courtroom B until the Courthouse is fully reopened.
Courtroom A is the only part of the court operation remaining at the Fire Hall.
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 not available in front of the Fire Hall entrance where there is a yellow curb, nor in front of the fire station garage. All persons who enter the Fire Hall for court business are subject to security searches. Parking for Courtroom A is still available in the parking lot at the Courthouse located at 111 East Main Street in Owatonna.
When Courtroom B at the Courthouse is not available, hearings for in custody 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 is designated as Courtroom D.
Child support magistrate and some other hearings will occasionally be held at the Steele County Boardroom, located at 630 Florence Avenue, which is designated as Courtroom C.
Court staff will make court calendar adjustments and notify parties of all courtroom location changes as soon as possible.
Customers paying a citation case are encouraged to use the pay by web or phone options
. Other payments can once again be made by mailing a check or cashier’s check to Court Administration at 111 East Main Street, Owatonna, MN 55060.