Limited In-Person Activities at Court Facilities
To continue operations consistent with public health guidance and in a manner that prioritizes health and safety, the following will govern activities in court facilities:
- Criminal Jury Trials: Criminal jury trials in all case types may be held in-person in accordance with the Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and approved local jury trial plans.
- Civil Jury Trials: No in-person civil jury trials will commence before June 14, 2021, unless an exception is granted by the Chief Judge after consultation with the Chief Justice.
- Hearings: Hearings across all case types will be conducted remotely to the extent possible; exceptions may include sentencing hearings in criminal cases in which there is a presumptive commitment to the Department of Corrections, and contested hearings when evidence is submitted in Major Criminal cases, Child Protection (CHIPS and Permanency) cases, Juvenile Delinquency cases, and omnibus hearings in Major Criminal cases, among other limited circumstances.
- Appellate Courts: Proceedings in appeals pending before the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court will continue as scheduled by those courts.
- Case Filings: All courts will continue to accept case filings.
- Public Access: At least one counter service window must be open in each county and for the appellate courts during normal business hours, excluding court holidays. Services may be provided by appointment, remotely or by telephone. See below for more information.
- Media Access: For updates on access to public access terminals (courthouse terminals) and attending in-person court proceedings, contact the Court Information Office.
- Self-Help Center services are available by appointment, remotely, or by telephone.
Face coverings are required in all court facilities. If you do not have a face covering, see court staff immediately.
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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.
Public Access to Fillmore Court Facilities
- Public service counters and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are available by Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Other County-Specific Information
If your case must be heard or you must visit the Fillmore County Courthouse, please be aware of the following changes:
- While some Fillmore County offices are closed and by appointment only to the public, the Fillmore County Courthouse is open to court customers that have business with the court.
- The Fillmore County Courthouse will remain open for approved in-person hearings. If family members or public want to attend an in-person hearing, they will need prior approval of the court. For approval, please call (507) 765-6021.
- Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing. Making the Record for Remote Appearances - Tips for Judges and Attorneys
- For persons who have business with the court, eFiling, U.S. Mail, and Fax, and telephone access will be available.
- These measures should not adversely affect a litigant's case in any way.
If you have questions about a case filed in Fillmore County, you may contact us by phone or email: