Face coverings may be required in courtrooms and public spaces of court facilities. See the county-specific section below for our current guidance on face coverings.
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.
Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Orders and Information »
Safety Reopening Court Facilities Resources »
Public Access to a Wright Court Facilities Public service counter and a public access terminal (courthouse terminals) are available during normal business hours. Please be advised wait times may be longer due to decreased staff in the office.
Face coverings may be required in courtrooms and public spaces of our court facilities. Contact us for more information. Individuals may wear face coverings in court facilities if they choose to do so. Judges may direct people to remove face coverings as necessary to conduct court hearings.
Contact Us If you have questions about a case filed in Wright County, you may contact us by phone or email or mail. Due to decreased staffing in the office, it is very likely that you will need to leave a voice mail message and someone will return your call either the same business day or next business day.
- (763) 682-7538
- select #2 for a criminal or juvenile matter
- select #3 for a civil or family or probate matter
- select #8 for general inquiries
- Wright County Justice Center
Wright County Court Administration
3700 Braddock Avenue NE
Buffalo, MN 55313
If you have a court case scheduled in Wright County District Court, call (763) 682-7538
to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date. You may also contact the court by email