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COVID-19 Information

The courthouse public service counter and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are open from 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

You will be required to follow Minnesota Department of Health social distancing guidelines while in the courthouse. Learn more about safety measures all courthouses are following to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by visiting the Reopening webpage.
Learn more about how courts have responded to COVID-19 by the Emergency webpage.

Remote hearings will continue to take place and Self-Help Center services will continue to be conducted by phone and email only.
If you have a court case scheduled in Dodge County District Court, please call (507) 624-7010 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.
 
PLEASE NOTE: If your case will be heard or you must visit the Dodge County Courthouse, please be aware of the following changes:
While some Dodge County offices and buildings are closed to the public, the Dodge County Courthouse is open to court customers that have essential business with the court.
  • The Dodge County Courthouse public service counter and public access terminal(s) are accessible by appointment only at this time.                              Please call (507) 624-7010.
  • Visitors to the courthouse will come in the Courthouse/public safety doors and pick up the phone for a direct call to dispatch, and persons must identify the purpose of their visit to the courthouse, such as providing the name of the case or case number.  Once verified, visitors will be given access to the court administration.
  • Those customers who need to file paperwork MUST call (507) 624-7010 for direction on filing their paperwork.
  • Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing.  Making the Record for Remote Appearances - Tips for Judges and Attorneys
  • 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.