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Civil Court

The Dakota County civil divisions located in Apple Valley, West St. Paul and Hastings process Unlawful Detainers, Conciliation Court Appeals, Implied Consents, and numerous other types of cases.

In addition, the Hastings Civil Department handles all major civil lawsuits including cases over $50,000. The Judgment Department also dockets judgments, issues writ of executions and files satisfactions of judgments for all Dakota County judgments.

The list below contains frequently asked civil processes (The links below may take you out of Dakota County's web site)

Filing a Summons and Complaint

Answering a Summons and Complaint

Proposed Order Discharging Petitioner from Dakota County Receiving Center

Continuance Policy for Civil Jury & Court Trials

Fax Filing Procedures

Harassment Orders

Evict a Tenant

Name Change

How to get an Order to Release Minor Settlement Funds

How to File a Motion in District Court

Procedures to Discharge a Judgment against a Bankruptcy Debtor


Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Court forms can be found at the State court forms web site and on the 1st District web page.