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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: 8:00a - 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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Conciliation Court

Conciliation Court, also known as "small claims court," is a division of District Court that handles civil cases involving money claims of $10,000 or less. In Conciliation Court, 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 Conciliation Court dispute in less time. Please read about using mediation to settle a dispute. Note: The information on this website is only a general explanation of the legal process in Conciliation Court and is not intended to be legal advice.
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News & Notices

  • Effective May 9, 2013, the Special Term Motion calendar is now held on select Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
Special Term Motion
Calendar for 2014
9:00 a.m. on the following Thursdays
  • June 5, 2014 
  • June  19, 2014
  • July 10, 2014
  • July 24, 2014
  • August 7, 2014
  • August  21, 2014
  • September 18, 2014
  • October 9, 2014
  • Effective October 22, 2012, eFile & eServe is available in Conciliation Court for use by legal professionals.
  • Effective August 1, 2012, the dollar limits in Conciliation Court are: $10,000 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.
Legal Advice Clinic
Volunteers from the Volunteer Lawyers Network provide free legal advice on Conciliation Court matters. 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:
9:00a - 11:00a on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00p - 3:00p on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Minneapolis City Hall, Room 312, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
Court Hours: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri (8a - 4:30p), Wed (8a - 1:30p), closed legal holidays