SCOTT COUNTY DISTRICT COURT

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Location

Scott County Justice Center
200 Fourth Avenue West
Government Center - JC115
Shakopee, MN 55379-1220
Phone: (952) 496-8200
Fax: (952) 496-8211
Additional Phone Numbers

 

Court Administrator:
Vicky Carlson

Scott County Judicial Officers

Judge Colleen G. King

Judge Colleen G. King First Judicial District
Scott

Judge Caroline “Carrie” H. Lennon

Judge Caroline “Carrie” H. Lennon First Judicial District
Scott

Judge Ann M. Offermann

Judge Ann M. Offermann First Judicial District
Scott

Judge Rex D. Stacey

Judge Rex D. Stacey First Judicial District
Scott

Judge Paula D. Vraa

Judge Paula D. Vraa First Judicial District
Scott

Judge Christian S. Wilton

Judge Christian S. Wilton First Judicial District
Scott



Courthouse History »

Court calendars reflect scheduled courtroom hearings, but they do not include all matters handled by the court each day.

Confidential cases and cases that are not remotely accessible under Minn. R. Pub. Access 8, subd. 2 are not posted in this calendar. If your case does not appear on the calendar, do not assume that your court appearance has been cancelled or rescheduled.

The calendar is in searchable PDF format. You can use your computer or mobile device to find your name or the name of an attorney.
 
Scott County Daily Public Court Calendar »

Please note:

  • This calendar is posted at 7:00 p.m. for the next day's hearings, and updated hourly beginning at 7:00 a.m. throughout court business hours.
  • Calendar hearings are subject to change as there are often changes in scheduled cases, judge assignments, and courtroom assignments.
  • Printed calendars located outside the courtrooms or electronic display monitors in public lobbies contain the most current daily calendar information.
  • If you have any questions about the calendar, please contact the local court administrator’s office.
  • Information in the calendar is subject to the MN Rules of Public Access »
Give yourself enough time to get to the courthouse, park, pass through weapons screening, and find your courtroom.  If you are late for your hearing or miss it, a warrant could be issued for your arrest.  
 
Checking in for Court
After you have located your case on the monitor, proceed to the courtroom listed next to your case.  Enter the courtroom and check-in with the clerk seated near the judge.

If you cannot locate your name on the monitors at the courthouse, proceed to the court administration window and ask for assistance.
Find a Courtroom
Scott County Court has display monitors after you enter weapons screening with information about daily hearings (e.g., party names, courtrooms, and judges). Hearing information is also listed on the daily Court Calendar.   After you find your case on the monitors, proceed inside the courtroom and check-in with the court clerk.

Courtrooms 1- 4 are located on the 2nd floor, Courtrooms 5 and 6 are located on the 3rd floor of the Justice Center.

Bail hearings are held in the Scott County Law Enforcement Center at 301 Fuller Street South, Shakopee, MN 55379 (located across the street from the Scott County Justice Center)
Observe Court — Free & Open to the Public
Most court proceedings (non-confidential cases) are open to the public and can be viewed on a first come, first served basis during regular business hours.  Please refer to Rule 2.01(a) of the General Rules of Practice for questions about acceptable courtroom behavior.

The Scott County calendar schedule is posted daily. See the Calendar tab for the daily calendar or a general schedule of Court Sessions. 

Court Holidays are observed.

Please note:  Calendars may be cancelled and are subject to change for various reasons including:  Continued hearings, judge availability, meetings, settlements. 
Behavior at the Courthouse
  • Be on time for your hearing. If you miss your hearing, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
  • Dress appropriately. Clean, neat and professional clothing is appropriate for court. Shorts, t-shirts, low necklines, and torn clothing are not appropriate.
  • Do not use ANY electronic device to take photos or record video or audio in OR near any courtroom OR in the court administration public area. This includes cell phones, smart phones, tablets, pagers, or other recording devices. Some courts do not allow electronic devices in the courtroom, even if turned off. Learn more about the policy on cameras in the courtroom.
  • In the courtroom, do NOT...carry a weapon, chew gum or tobacco, eat, drink, read a newspaper, sleep, wear a hat, or use electronic devices.
  • Only one person may speak at a time in the courtroom. A court reporter is recording everything that is said during a hearing, and the court reporter can only record one speaker at a time. Ask for permission to speak, and address the judge as "Your Honor."
  • Avoid bringing children to court. Unless the judge has told you to bring your children to the hearing, please arrange for someone to take care of your children. If you must bring them to court, please bring a responsible person to care for them outside of the courtroom.
  • No smoking or use of tobacco-related products may be used inside county-owned buildings. 
Please refer to Minnesota Court Rule 2.01 (a) regarding courthouse behavior.
To protect the public and court employees, courthouses have metal detectors like those at airports and other government buildings. Under Minnesota law, it is a crime for a person in a "courthouse complex" to possess a dangerous weapon, ammunition or explosives. The law applies to court employees as well as members of the public. Licensed peace officers on duty and on official business are exempt. See MN Statutes § 609.66 subd. 1(g).

Please do NOT bring any item that could be used as a weapon to any courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line a the security checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to a court hearing or other appointment in the courthouse. 
 

Prohibited Items

If you bring an item to the courthouse that could be used as a weapon and you enter the weapons screening checkpoint, security officers will give you the option to remove the item from the courthouse or security will put it in a "disposal" box.

Dangerous items confiscated by Security will NOT be returned to you. Examples of prohibited items include, but are not limited to:
  • Firearms;
  • Cutting tools or bladed instruments of any size;
  • Electronic incapacitation devices, such as stun guns, tasers, etc.;
  • Personal protection sprays such as chemical mace, pepper spray and any other protective chemical aerosol; and
  • Any other items that appear to be designed or used as weapons, and that are capable of inflicting serious bodily harm.

First Judicial District Policy Regarding Possession of Firearms on Court Property Within the First Judicial District
Your safety is very important.  If, at anytime, you feel that you need assistance while at court or within the courthouse, you have the following options:
 

Prior to coming to court  

You may contact Scott County Court Administration at 952-496-8200 and advise them of the situation and they will notify a Sheriff deputy who will assist you, if requested, into the courthouse.    
 

While attending court or at the court administration window 

You may contact a Sheriff Deputy at the weapons screening station and/or in the courtroom.  If a deputy is not available, speak with the court clerk.


Leaving the court 

If you need a Sheriff deputy to walk you to your vehicle, please advise a bailiff at weapons screening or a deputy in the courtroom.

Documents from cases filed from 2014 to present

Scott County District Court is now “paperless” and documents from cases filed since 2014 are available electronically.
 

Documents from cases filed prior to 2014

Documents from cases filed prior to 2014 are stored in an off-site location. Requests for documents stored off-site may take several days to complete. Requests should be as specific as possible.
 

Use the Case Number

The case number of the easiest way for a file to be located. If the case number is not available/unkown, the request should include:
  • The full name and date of birth of each participant in the case
  • The date of the offence and the charge(s) if the request relates to a criminal matter

Request Specific Documents

A request for “all documents” may return more than is required. Use Minnesota Public Access (MPA) Remote to locate the case. MPA Remote will indicate activity on the case and may assist in narrowing requests.
Please note: Criminal cases which do not have a conviction must be searched by case number. Searching by Defendant’s name will not produce the case.   


Documents that cannot be provided

Scott County District Court cannot provide police reports or confidential documents. Requests for traffic or criminal case documents should be made to the Scott County Attorney’s Office or the law enforcement agency involved in the case.

Document Types

Plain Copies

A “plain” copy is a photocopy or a printed copy of an electronic file.   

Certified Copies

A “certified” copy has been stamped and sealed by court staff, certifying it is a copy of the Court document.
Please note: A multi-page certified document will be stapled. Removing the staple means the document is no longer considered certified.
 

Copy Fees

There is a fee for each document requested.  The size of the document is irrelevant.  For example, a traffic citation and sentencing order would be charged as two documents.  A two page order is charged as one document.
Scott County District Court Copy Fees »

Payments can by made:
By check, made out to "Scott County Court Administration" and mailed to
Scott County Justice Center
200 Fourth Avenue West Government Center - JC115
Shakopee, MN 55379-1220
By credit card (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard) over the phone by calling (952) 496-8200
 

Additional Questions

Further questions may be directed to (952) 496-8200