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The Minnesota Judicial Branch has taken a historic step into the future with the decision to move state courts from a framework of paper files to an electronic information environment.  This initiative will result in significant benefits for judges, court employees, attorneys, and most importantly, the hundreds of thousands of people served each year.

eFiling and eService Mandatory September 16, 2013

Attention attorneys and government entities: eFiling and eService will be mandatory for civil and family cases in Dakota County District Court, effective September 16, 2013. The requirement does not apply to probate/mental health, adoption, child protection, or conciliation court cases.

Register for eFiling and eService

For more information, please contact the eMN eFile Support Center.

The Minnesota Supreme Court has authorized an Expedited Civil Litigation Track Pilot Project, effective July 1, 2013, for the district courts in Dakota County and the city of Duluth

Read the news release

Read the Supreme Court order, the special rules, and the amendments (PDF)

Dakota County Continuance Policy Effective May 23, 2013

Read the Policy

Continuance Request Form

First District Policy for Electronic Devices in Court Facilities Effective May 9, 2014

Read the Policy

Business Hours
(all three sites):
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP)

Carolyn Renn, Court Administrator
Dakota County Judicial Center
1560 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone:  651/438-8100
  
Dakota County
Judicial Center
1560 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033
Phone: 651/438-8100


Dakota County Judicial Center - Hastings
Directions to Dakota Co. Judicial Center

   
Dakota County
Northern Service Center
1 West Mendota Rd.,
Ste. 140
West St. Paul, MN 55118
Phone: 651/554-6200
Fax: 651/554-6226



Directions to Dakota Co. Northern Service Center

   
Dakota County
Western Service Center
14955 Galaxie Ave. West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: 952/891-7256      
Fax: 952/891-7285



Directions to Dakota Co. Western Service Center 
 

   

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Dakota County Jury Information

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Civil Court Criminal Court
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Probate Court Specialty Courts
Source Code Evidentiary Hearings  Court Calendar
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A new file may be opened at a court location as designated below.

Documents for an existing file must be filed at the location the file was opened or where originally filed.

Cases Processed in Hastings, Apple Valley and West St. Paul:

Family
Conciliation
Harrassments
Order for Protections
Traffic and Misdemeanor
Unlawful Detainers/Evictions
Name Changes
Divorces

Cases Processed in Hastings Only:

Gross Misdemeanor
Felony Criminal
Juvenile
Probate
Major Civil

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