COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
Local court operations changes are available on the COVID-19 Information Guide. Additional orders regarding court operations are below:
The COVID-19 Information Guide also explains what to do if you cannot determine from the Information Guide how your case is being handled. Instead of coming to court with your questions about Hennepin County cases, please call the phone numbers in the Information Guide so we can avoid all unnecessary traffic at our courthouse facilities.
If you have a court case scheduled in Hennepin County District Court between March 16, 2020 and April 22, 2020, call (612) 348-6000 to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date.
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on March 20, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic; the order was amended by a March 23, 2020 order. The March 20 order as amended is effective Monday, March 23 through April 22.
Except for where hearings are required to be held under the order, or can be conducted using remote technology, many court appearances are suspended under this order. The status of your case will not be adversely affected by this decision. More information about this order is available at www.mncourts.gov/Emergency.
Government Center Parking Ramp is closed
The Government Center Parking Ramp is currently closed to members of the public. This closure is due to a renovation project, which is expected to be completed in April 2020.
Information for city-owned parking ramps and parking meters near the courthouse can be found on the City of Minneapolis website.
New public service space now open
A new District Court public service space opened Monday, June 3, on the Skyway level of the A-Tower of the Hennepin County Government Center. The new space houses the court’s Government Center Self-Help Center, and the public terminals and service counter for the centralized Records Center.
Criminal Court launches warrant hotline
Hennepin County Criminal Court has a new warrant hotline where you can call to get information about your warrant and schedule a court hearing to take care of your case. Your warrant will stay active until you go to court, which means you could still be arrested even though you have scheduled court over the phone. This new service gives you an opportunity to schedule a date to take care of it. Visit the Criminal court homepage for more information.
District Court renames Juvenile Court calendar
The State Ward calendar in Juvenile Court has a new name, thanks to someone whose case was part of that calendar. The submission reframes how the court refers to the youth involved in these cases.
Video: Responding for jury duty in Hennepin County
Responding for jury duty? Watch a new video (5:08 minutes) to help you prepare.
Self-Help Center has new phone number
The Statewide Self-Help Center has a new phone number: (651) 435-6535. If you call the old number, you’ll hear a message telling you the new number. For more information visit the Self-Help Center webpage.
Video: Going to Criminal Court in Hennepin County
Going to Court? Watch a video (4:31 minutes) to help you prepare.
Video: Get Tips on How to Handle a Ticket in Hennepin County
Got a ticket or citation? Watch our new video (5 min.) to learn about your options.
Tickets & Fines
Got a ticket? Learn how to resolve it at the Violations Bureau & Hearing Office.
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