Some Court Services Available at Hennepin County Government Center
Chief Justice Gildea issued an administrative order
that requires face coverings in courtrooms and public spaces of court facilities. It also implements a revised Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Preparedness Plan
that includes conditions the courts are expected to meet to manage in-person activities in a manner that prioritizes health and safety. The order is effective October 19, 2021.
Face coverings are required in all courtrooms and public spaces of court facilities. Individuals should talk to court staff immediately upon entry if they do not have access to a face covering or have a medical condition that prevents them from wearing one. Face coverings will be provided to individuals who do not have access to one. Judges may direct people to remove face coverings as necessary to conduct court proceedings.
Distancing measures should be considered among people while in court facilities to the extent possible.
Symptoms and Contact
Do not visit any court facility if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus
. 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.
Further COVID-19 Information »
Public Service Counters
The following public service counters are open:
- Hearing Office, Hennepin County Government Center Skyway level
- Note that the Hearing Office is not open for hearings, but for general questions only.
- Access to technology for remote (Zoom) hearings is also available at the Hearing Office.
- Records Center, Hennepin County Government Center Skyway level
- Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday
- Criminal Division
- C-11, Hennepin County Government Center
- Public Safety Facility
- Brookdale Courthouse
- Ridgedale Courthouse
- Civil Division, C-3, Hennepin County Government Center
- Includes Conciliation Court, Housing Court, and Judgments
- Probate/Mental Health Division, C-4, Hennepin County Government Center
- Juvenile Justice Center
- Family Justice Center
- Self-Help Centers
If you have a question about a court case scheduled in Hennepin County District Court call (612) 348-6000.
You may also contact the court by email
and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.
Webpages available for select high-profile cases
Hennepin County District Court has created webpages for select high-profile cases filed in the court. These pages include all public documents filed in the cases, and other information that will be helpful to parties interested in the cases.
You may sign up to receive an email notice whenever the webpage is updated, by clicking on the “Sign up to receive updates” link at the top of each page.
District Court initiatives to reduce pretrial detention
Hennepin County District Court, in collaboration with justice partners, has and continues to work to manage the pretrial detention of people appropriately at the Adult Detention Center (Hennepin County jail). A document
outlining these efforts is available.
Criminal Court launches warrant hotline
Hennepin County Criminal Court has a warrant hotline where you can call to get information about your warrant and schedule a court hearing to take care of your case. Your warrant will stay active until you go to court, which means you could still be arrested even though you have scheduled court over the phone. This service gives you an opportunity to schedule a date to take care of it. Visit the Criminal court homepage
for more information.
Video: Responding for jury duty in Hennepin County
Responding for jury duty? Watch a new video (5:08 minutes) to help you prepare. Please note,
this video does not reflect changes to facilities and protocols
that were put in place to meet social distancing and safety needs, due to COVID-19.
Video: Going to Criminal Court in Hennepin County
Going to Court? Watch a video
(4:31 minutes) to help you prepare.
Video: Get Tips on How to Handle a Ticket in Hennepin County
Got a ticket or citation? Watch our new video
(5 min.) to learn about your options.
Tickets & Fines
Got a ticket? Learn how to resolve it at the Violations Bureau & Hearing Office
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