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The Dakota County civil divisions located in Apple Valley, West St. Paul and Hastings process Unlawful Detainers, Conciliation Court Appeals, Implied Consents, and numerous other types of cases.
In addition, the Hastings Civil Department handles all major civil lawsuits including cases over $50,000. The Judgment Department also dockets judgments, issues writ of executions and files satisfactions of judgments for all Dakota County judgments.
The list below contains frequently asked civil processes (The links below may take you out of Dakota County's web site)
Filing a Summons and Complaint
Answering a Summons and Complaint
Proposed Order Discharging Petitioner from Dakota County Receiving Center
Continuance Policy for Civil Jury & Court Trials
Fax Filing Procedures
Evict a Tenant
How to get an Order to Release Minor Settlement Funds
How to File a Motion in District Court
Procedures to Discharge a Judgment against a Bankruptcy Debtor
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
Court forms can be found at the State court forms web site and on the 1st District web page.