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When are the court offices open? What are the hours?

The court offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hearing Officers are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. Paul and Maplewood locations (There is no Hearing Officer available at the Law Enforcement Center). The offices are closed on all federal holidays with the exception of Discovery Day in October. If the holiday falls on a weekend, the offices will be closed on the closest Friday or Monday. Additionally, the offices are closed the day after Thanksgiving.

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How is the amount of my fine determined?

Fine amounts are determined by the state whenever the violation is a state statute and by the city when the violation is a city ordinance.

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I’m not sure my ticket was issued in Ramsey County. What cities are in Ramsey County?

Arden Hills, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North Saint Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake, and White Bear Township. It also includes small portions of Birchwood, Blaine, Saint Anthony, and Spring Lake Park.

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What if my ticket was issued outside of Ramsey County?

You must contact the court office of the district in which your ticket was issued. Click here for a directory of cities and their corresponding court offices.

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Can I pay a fine on a ticket issued to an underage person (a juvenile)?

Yes, under certain conditions. State statutes and Minnesota Rules of Court determine juvenile charges and penalties. Contact the Violations Bureau at (651) 266-9202 to determine what steps must be taken to address the violation.

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What is the law regarding license plates?

Minnesota registration law requires that any vehicle parked or operated on public streets must be properly registered and display both front and rear license plates. The tabs must be positioned correctly and attached to the license plates to be valid. License plate frames cannot cover any part of the month or year tabs. License plates must be clean and unobstructed and cannot be covered by clear or colorless material. They must be fastened securely to the front and rear of the vehicle.

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