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Steele County

Steele County
Court Administration
111 East Main Street
Owatonna, MN 55060


General Information

The Steele County Courthouse is located in downtown Owatonna at 111 East Main Street. Public parking is available in the lot on the south side of the courthouse, as well as on the street.

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The Court Administrator's Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. The county observes the following holidays: New Year's Day; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; President's Day; Memorial Day; Independence Day; Labor Day; Veteran's Day; Thanksgiving Day and the day after; and Christmas Day. Limited English Proficiency Plans

Steele County Court Administration Phone Numbers

General Information (507) 444-7700
Fax (507) 444-7491
Juror Call-in Line (507) 444-7710
Civil/Family Division (507) 444-7749
Conciliation Court (507) 444-7702
Criminal Division (507) 444-7708
Juvenile Division (507) 444-7703
Probate Division (507) 444-7707
Scheduling (507) 444-7702
Traffic Fees/Information (800) 657-3611
Court Administrator - Kristine Maiers (507) 444-7700
Judge Karen R. Duncan (507) 444-7700
Judge Joseph A. Bueltel (507) 444-7700

Steele County Filing Fees - EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2013

Civil $327.00
Assignment of Judgment $7.00
Satisfaction of Judgment (partial or full) $7.00
Judgment Search (per name) $7.00
Order for Disclosure and Order to Show Cause $5.00
Jury Fee $102.00
Conciliation $80.00
Conciliation Appeal (Court Trial) $327.00
Conciliation Appeal (Jury Trial) $427.00
Dissolution $407.00
Adoption $402.00
International Adoption $327.00
Other Family $377.00
Child Support Motion $102.00
Motion - Civil, Family (except child support), Guardianship $102.00
Probate $327.00
Guardianship and Conservatorship $327.00
Foreign Judgment/Confessions of Judgment ($0.00 - $10,000.00) $80.00
Foreign Judgment/Confessions of Judgment (more than $10,000.00) $327.00
Transcript Judgment $42.00
Writs $57.00
Deposit of Will $29.00 each deposit
Subpoena $18.00
Annual Trust Report $57.00
Small Claims Tax Court Appeal $165.00
Regular Tax Court Petitions $327.00
Rent Escrow Petition $80.00
Copies (Plain/Certified) $10.00/$16.00

Phone Numbers for Other Steele County Agencies

Court Services* (507) 444-7720

*Court Services is the only other county office in the Steele County Courthouse facility. All other county offices are located in the County Administration Building. Click on the Steele County link or at the top of the page for more information on other Steele County offices.