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4th District Conciliation Court
Minneapolis City Hall
350 South 5th Street, Rm. #306
Minneapolis, MN 55415-0926
Phone:  (612)348-2713
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
Closed holidays
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Conciliation Court

Conciliation Court, also known as "small claims court," handles civil cases involving money claims of $15,000 or less. Parties can bring relatively small claims to court without expensive costs, attorneys fees, or complicated legal procedures. Mediation is an option if you want to settle your dispute out of court. The information on this website is only a general explanation of the legal process and is not intended to be legal advice.

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Special Term Motion

9:00 a.m. on
select Thursdays

March 19, 2015
April 9, 2015
April 23, 2015
May 7, 2015
May 21, 2015
June 4, 2015
June 18, 2015
July 9, 2015
July 23, 2015

August 6, 2015
August 20, 2015
September 10 - NO COURT
September 24, 2015
October 8, 2015
October 22, 2015
November 5, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 10, 2015
December 24, 2015

  • Effective August 1, 2014, the dollar limits in Conciliation Court are: $15,000 for general claims; $4,000 for consumer credit cases; and $15,000 for forfeitures. Read the changes to the law in MN Statutes s. 491A.01 subd. 3.
  • October 22, 2012, eFile & eServe is available in Conciliation Court for use by legal professionals.


Legal Advice Clinics

Volunteers from the Volunteer Lawyers Network provide free legal advice consults on general Conciliation Court issues and on appeals to District Court. If you qualify based on low income, you can meet face-to-face with an attorney for 15-20 minutes who will answer your questions and/or refer you to other places for help. You must be screened for financial eligibility to use the clinic. People are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Clinic Hours: (general legal issues)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Clinic Hours: (appeals/removal to District Court)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

Minneapolis City Hall, Room 312, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415

Conciliation Court Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday - Friday, closed legal holidays

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