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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.


Court Adminsitration Office Access

  • The Duluth Courthouse is open to those who need to access the court administration customer service office. Entry to the courthouse is through the 3rd floor door that is attached by skywalk to the parking ramp. Access to the parking ramp is on West 3rd Street.
    • Access to court administration is limited to those with court business. Friends of customers and others will be asked to wait outside.
    • The 3rd floor of the courthouse is the only floor open.
  • A public access to court records computer is available.
  • Self-help center services are available remotely Monday – Friday from 8:30-4:00 p.m. Call (651) 435-6535.
  • Wearing masks is required. Visit the St. Louis County Website for more information about the County’s COVID-19 procedures.

If you have a court case scheduled in St. Louis County District Court in Duluth call (218) 726-2460 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.

Administrative Order - Order Governing the Continuing Operations of MN Judicial Branch
Administrative Order - Closure & Access to Judicial District Courthouse
Administrative Order - Court Operations in Civil Commitment Cases

June 11, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
May 14, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
April 14, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
April 7, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski
March 24, 2020 Update from Chief Judge Tarnowski