New Limitations at Court Facilities
Per an order
from Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, the Minnesota Judicial Branch is limiting in-person activities in court facilities in response to increased COVID-19 infection rates in Minnesota:
- Jury Trials: Jury trials in progress will continue until complete. No new jury trials will begin prior to February 1, 2021. Exceptions may be granted for in-person proceedings under limited circumstances.
- Remote Hearings: All hearings will be conducted remotely. Exceptions may be granted for in-person proceedings under limited circumstances.
- Public Access: At least one counter service window must be open during normal business hours. Services may be provided remotely or by appointment only. See below for current information on public access to our court facilities.
- Self-Help Center services are available by phone and email.
If you have a court case scheduled in Watonwan County District Court, call (507) 375-1236 Option 4
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 drop down menu to select the appropriate county.
The Watonwan County courthouse public service counter and public access terminal(s) are accessible by appointment only at this time.
Call (507) 375-1236, Option 4 to schedule an appointment.
Beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020, the Courthouse will be open to the public from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Masks are required. Workers are required to wear a mask if they are not separated by a barrier or they cannot effectively social distance.