Face Coverings and Social Distancing
Face coverings and social distancing will no longer be required in court facilities beginning July 6, 2021. Individuals may wear a face covering if they choose to do so, although judges may direct people to remove face coverings as necessary to conduct court hearings
Current Court Operations
To continue operations in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, the following is effect through September 6, 2021:
- 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.
Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Orders and Information »
Safety Reopening Court Facilities Resources »
If you have a court case scheduled in Faribault County District Court call (507) 526-6273
to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date. You may also contact the court by email
and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.
A secure drop box is available at the Courthouse, "outside Door A", for dropping off court documents and paying fines. Fines may be paid by check or
money order only. Do not leave cash.
Please secure items with a paper clip or an envelope. Call (507) 526-6273
with any questions.