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Welcome to the 4th Judicial District of Minnesota

The State of Minnesota has 10 Judicial Districts, with specific counties belonging to each District. The 4th Judicial District serves only Hennepin County, and is the state's largest trial court, receiving nearly 800,000 cases each year. The 62 judges, 12 referees and 549 staff members strive to provide an accessible, fair, courteous, efficient and innovative system of justice. » Learn more about courts in Minnesota.


News & Notices

Change in Court Procedure for Guardians and Conservators
Notice: Effective July 15, 2014, Probate Court Administration will no longer send a reminder to guardians or conservators or send them the "Notice and Order to Proceed" for failure to file timely reports in their appointed cases. Instead, Court Administration will send a "Notice to File or Appear" at 31 days past due with a scheduled hearing date, which can be canceled if required documents are filed before the hearing. » Read the full Notice for details.
Saturday Hours flyer Hearing Office Opens on Saturdays in Hennepin County
Appointments with hearing officers on Saturday mornings for court customers to resolve tickets will be held at the downtown Hennepin County Public Safety Facility, the second Saturday of each month, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. The new Saturday hearings (by appointment only) begin April 26, 2014.
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Starting January 2, 2008, walk-in counter and telephone services close to the public at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays to allow court staff to complete necessary case processing, filing and other administrative functions. This change in court hours does NOT affect Hennepin County services (probation, driver's licenses, tax payments, etc.) All court appearances and trials continue as scheduled on Wednesday afternoons. All District Court offices have limited service hours on Wednesday afternoons. Drop boxes for filings or payments by check are available at all locations.

Court users will no longer be able to pay traffic tickets in person, see a hearing officer, request copies of court files or receive information about cases via telephone on Wednesday afternoons at all locations.

Public computers are available for record searches during regular business hours, except for Wednesdays 1:30-4:30 p.m. The court will no longer conduct criminal record checks for the public. Some court records can be viewed online through the MNCIS Public Access (MPA) website. NOTE: Pre-conviction data is only available at courthouse terminals.

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