Face coverings required in court facilities.
The response to COVID-19 has impacted access to courthouses and may change the way cases are handled.
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COVID-19 Information

The courthouse public service counter and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are open from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  

Face coverings are required in all court facilities beginning July 13. If you do not have a face covering see court staff immediately. 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.  

You will be required to follow Minnesota Department of Health social distancing guidelines while in court facilities.  

District courts have resumed criminal jury trials in person in courtrooms with detailed safety and social distancing measures in place. Civil jury trials for previously scheduled trials that were put on hold when physical access to courthouses was limited began September 1, 2020, and civil jury trials for new cases will begin December 1, 2020.

Remote hearings will continue to take place and Self-Help Center services will continue to be conducted by phone and email, as well as appointments in limited situations.

Learn more about safety measures all courthouses are following to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by visiting the Reopening webpage.

Learn more about how courts have responded to COVID-19 by the Emergency webpage.
The Freeborn County courthouse has implemented additional screening requirements for entry. Before entering the courthouse you will be required to:
• Submit to a temperature check
• Disclose if you have had any COVID-19 symptoms
• Sanitizing stations are available throughout the courthouse.
• Wear a face covering

If you have a court case scheduled in Freeborn County District Court, please call (507) 668-6014 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.

PLEASE NOTE: If your case will be heard or you must visit the Freeborn County Courthouse, please be aware of the following changes:
While some Freeborn County offices and buildings are closed to the public, the Freeborn County Courthouse is open to court customers that have essential business with the court.
  • The courthouse will remain open to the public. The law enforcement entrance to the courthouse shall be used as the point of access for court business, and persons must identify the purpose of their visit to the courthouse, such as providing the name of the case or case number.
  • Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled high priority hearing. Those persons necessary to conduct a litigant’s hearing, and other persons with prior approval of the court, may enter the courthouse.
  • For persons who have business with the court other than Super High or High Priority hearings, eFiling, U.S. Mail, and telephone access will be available. Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled high priority hearing.  Making the Record for Remote Appearances - Tips for Judges and Attorneys
  • Members of the public needing to attend a hearing will be allowed entrance to the building, but MUST call (507) 668-6014 to notify the court.
These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.