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Probate / Mental Health Court
Hennepin County Govt. Center
300 South 6th Street, C-400
Minneapolis, MN 55487-0340 
Phone: (612)348-3244 Probate
Mental Health
Fax: (612)348-2130
Hours: 8:00a - 4:30p*
Monday - Friday
closed Wednesdays at 1:30p*
closed Legal Holidays
NOTE: Service counters and phones close to the public at 1:30p on Wednesdays, but hearings and trials continue as scheduled. (more)

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Welcome to the 4th District Probate/Mental Health Court. Our mission is to provide excellent customer service to all court users, including the public, parties, attorneys, and justice partners.

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  • Notice: Effective July 8, 2013, the Probate/Mental Health records center closed permanently and no longer provides services to the public. The public can access Probate and Mental Health court records at the District Court Records Center located on the B-Level in the Hennepin County Government Center. NOTE: All transactions involving Wills are still handled at our Probate/Mental Health Court filing counter on floor C-4.
  • Notice: Effective May 1, 2013, attorneys handling Estate cases in Hennepin County, 4th Judicial District, must file a proposed "Notice and Order for Hearing/Notice to Creditors" with the court. The court will complete the document by entering the hearing date and obtaining the judicial signature. The completed Notice/Order will be sent to the filing attorney for service and publication. NOTE: Probate/Mental Health Court, nor any other agency or entities thereof, does not assume any legal liability, financial liability or responsibility for the accuracy of information in the document after it is returned to the filing attorney. It is the responsibility of the filing attorney to ensure all information on the document is correct prior to service and publication.
  • Notice: Effective October 22, 2012, eFile and eServe is available in Probate Court. Use of the system is voluntary and limited to legal professionals handling Probate matters. Mental Health Civil Commitment case types will be added in early 2013.
  • Notice: The Probate/Mental Health Court uniformly enforces MN Statutes 481.02, subd. 5, which requires that corporations appearing in District Court must be represented by an attorney.
  • Notice: Conservators appointed by the court must e-file their annual reports using CAMPER.
  • Notice: Effective December 1, 2011, the Fourth District Probate Court will require that all proposed Guardians and Conservators watch a new Guardianship/Conservatorship Educational Video about their roles, and file a Hennepin-specific "Oath and Acceptance" form before they appear at their initial hearing. > Learn more...
  • Notice: Effective January 1, 2011 How to prepare informal probate filing.
  • Notice: Effective February 8, 2010, Process Change for Formal Estate Letters.
    All Formal Estate Letters (supervised and unsupervised) will issue from the Registrar's Office.

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