Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on March 20, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic; the order was amended by a March 23, 2020 order. The March 20 order as amended is effective Monday, March 23 through April 22.
Except for where hearings are required to be held under the order, or can be conducted using remote technology, many court appearances are suspended under this order. The status of your case will not be adversely affected by this decision. More information about this order is available at www.mncourts.gov/Emergency.
If you have a court case scheduled in Clay County District Court, call (218) 299-5065
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. Parties to actions where a hearing has been cancelled may be contacted by court administration to reschedule the hearing.
If your case will be heard or you must visit the Clay County Courthouse, please be aware of the following changes:
The Seventh Judicial District Court in Clay County is operated through the State of Minnesota and continues to be open for matters authorized under the Chief Justice’s Administrative Order
. Public access is limited to the parties and their attorneys who shall appear remotely when feasible. If you have any court related questions, please contact Court Administration at (218) 299-5065
. Court Security Officers will meet citizens at the Courthouse entrance and provide directives.
Also, please note:
- Those customers who need to file paperwork should call (218) 299-5065 for direction on filing their paperwork.
- Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing.
- 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.
These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.