The response to COVID-19 has impacted access to courthouses and may change the way cases are handled. Learn more »

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 Rice County District Court, please call (507) 497-7134 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.

The Rice County courthouse has implemented additional screening requirements for entry. Before entering the courthouse you will be required to:
• Disclose if you have had any COVID-19 symptoms
• Wear a face covering