COVID-19 Information

Face Coverings
Face coverings may be required in courtrooms and public spaces of court facilities. 
 
Social Distancing
Social distancing is not required in court facilities.
 
Current Court Operations
To continue operations in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, the following is effect:
 

  • In-Person Hearings and Trials: Criminal Jury Trials; Civil Jury Trials; court trials in Major Criminal, Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Protection (including Child in Need of Protection or Services and Permanency cases types) cases; Criminal Settlement Conferences; and Grand Jury Proceedings continue to take place in-person. Mandatory misdemeanor criminal trials and contested hearings in these cases can be held in person beginning August 2, 2021.
  • Remote Hearings: All other district court proceedings will be held remotely unless the chief judge of the judicial district grants permission for an in-person proceeding based on extenuating circumstances.
  • Public Service Counters: At least one public service counter in each county, and one in the appellate courts, will be accessible between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding court holidays. Counter service can be provided remotely, by appointment, or in person.
  • Self-Help Services: Self-Help services continue to be conducted by appointment, remotely, or by telephone.
  • Courthouse Terminals: Courthouse terminals are available based on hours established by the local district court. See below for more details.

 
If you are required to visit a court facility but have COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the last 14 days, contact the court or your attorney as soon as possible.

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Public Access to Dodge Court Facilities

Public service counters and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are available 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.

 

County-Specific Information

  • If you have a court case scheduled in Dodge County District Court, please call (507) 624-7010 to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date.  You may also contact the court by email. Parties to actions where a hearing has been cancelled may be contacted by court administration to reschedule the hearing.
  • Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing.  Making the Record for Remote Appearances - Tips for Judges and Attorneys  These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.

Contact Us

If you have questions about a case filed in Dodge County, you may contact us by phone or email: