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Third Judicial District - Minnesota

Welcome to the Third Judicial District 

The Third Judicial District consists of the eleven counties of Southeast Minnesota.  Twenty-three judges and one referee serve the District.  Information about each of the eleven counties may be viewed by clicking the county name in the left frame.

Court forms, self help information, community outreach events, Minnesota statutes and other helpful legal resources are found in the "Related Links" window on the right of this page.

For traffic fees and general information call:  1-800-657-3611, (METRO) 651-281-3219, or visit www.mncourts.gov.

For court calendar information, traffic fees, filing fees and other general information, click on the county name where your case is filed (upper left corner) or call the county where your case is filed:

Dodge County (Mantorville): 507-635-6260

Fillmore County (Preston): 507-765-3356

Freeborn County (Albert Lea): 507-377-5153

Houston County (Caledonia): 507-725-5806

Mower County (Austin): 507-437-9465

Olmsted County (Rochester): 507-206-2400

Rice County (Faribault): 507-332-6107

Steele County (Owatonna): 507-444-7701

Wabasha County: 651-565-3524

Waseca County: 507-835-0540

Winona County: 507-457-6385 

Chief Judge

Honorable Jeffrey D. Thompson                       
Winona County

Assistant Chief Judge

Honorable Robert Birnbaum
Olmsted County  

Judicial District Administrator 
Shelley Ellefson

Links of Interest:

Public Notice of New Fee

Pay Fines

Information on Family Service Rochester - Custody and Dissolution Program

Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) Program for Family Case Types

Third Judicial District - District Wide Continuance Policy adopted 04/23/15

Third Judicial District - District Wide Continuance Request Form- 2015

Employment Opportunities

Minnesota Supreme Court

Minnesota Court Forms

List of Municipalities in each Third Judicial District County

Probable Cause (Riverside) Assignment Schedule July 2014 - June 2015 
Probable Cause (Riverside) Assignment Schedule July 2015 - June 2016
Audio/Visual Recordings at Hearings Order

Electronics in the Courtroom Policy

Establishing Reimbursement Rate for Attorney's Fees

Income Withholding - Standing Order

Services Other Than Counsel

Third District Referee Objection Procedure Order

State of Minnesota
Third Judicial District (District Administration) - not affiliated with Olmsted County Government Center) 
1696 Greenview Drive SW
Rochester, MN 55902
Phone:  507-206-2300
507-285-7476 FAX