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 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.
Anyone pursuing in person assistance from court administration staff must wear a face covering, per the Supreme Court Order issued on July 7, 2020. Staff will not be able to assist customers who refuse to wear a face covering. If you do not have a face covering court staff will supply one for you.
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