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When to file in Hennepin County
Generally, you must file your claim in the county where the person you are making a claim against (the defendant) lives. If the defendant lives in Hennepin County, then you file in that court.
Common exceptions include:
- a claim for a bad check must be filed in county where the check was tendered;
- security deposits and rent claims may be filed in the county where the rental property is located;
- if there are more than one defendant;
- corporations are sued in the county where the business is located (you may find out where a business is registsered by contacting the Minnesota Secretary of State at (651)296-2803);
For other exceptions, read the laws on Conciliation Court jurisdiction in MN Statutes Chapter 491A.
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