4th District  

Courthouse Contact Us
4th District Conciliation Court
Minneapolis City Hall
350 South 5th Street, Rm. #306
Minneapolis, MN 55415-0926
Phone:  (612)348-2713
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed holidays
right arrow

Going to Court
parking, maps, transit, more...

ADA Acommodation & Accessibility ADA Accommodation
& Accessibility
 eFile & eServe



Judicial Branch Home > 4th District Home > Court Administration >

Conciliation Court

Conciliation Court, also known as "small claims court," is a division of District Court that handles civil cases involving money claims of $15,000 or less. In Conciliation Court, parties can bring relatively small claims to court without expensive costs, attorneys fees, or complicated legal procedures. Mediation is an option if you want to settle your Conciliation Court dispute in less time. Please read about using mediation to settle a dispute. The information on this website is only a general explanation of the legal process in Conciliation Court and is not intended to be legal advice.

Related 4th District Court Links: Hennepin County Hennepin County:

News & Notices

  • Effective May 9, 2013, the Special Term Motion calendar is now held on select Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Special Term Motion
Calendar for 2014
9:00 a.m. on the following Thursdays
  • December 18, 2014
  • January 8, 2015
  • January 22, 2015 
  • February 5, 2015
  • February 19, 2015
  • March 5, 2015
  • March 19, 2015


  • Effective October 22, 2012, eFile & eServe is available in Conciliation Court for use by legal professionals.
  • Effective August 1, 2012, the dollar limits in Conciliation Court are: $15,000 for general claims; $4,000 for consumer credit cases; and $15,000 for forfeitures. Read the changes to the law in MN Statutes s. 491A.01 subd. 3.


Legal Advice Clinics

Volunteers from the Volunteer Lawyers Network provide free legal advice consults on general Conciliation Court issues and on appeals to District Court. If you qualify based on low income, you can meet face-to-face with an attorney for 15-20 minutes who will answer your questions and/or refer you to other places for help. You must be screened for financial eligibility to use the clinic. People are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clinic Hours: (general legal issues) 
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Clinic Hours: (appeals/removal to District Court)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Minneapolis City Hall, Room 312, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415

Conciliation Court Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday - Friday, closed legal holidays

« Back to 4th District Home