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In Minnesota, it is illegal to remove a tenant or a tenant's property by force (e.g., changing the locks or shutting off the utilities) without a court order. To get a court order, a landlord must file an eviction action in court (formerly called "unlawful detainer").
Eviction Process in District Courts
The links listed below connect to other websites that describe eviction procedures.
If you are representing yourself in a housing case in Minnesota, you are responsible for following the same laws and rules as an attorney. Read Rights and Duties of Self-Represented Parties.
NOTE: A corporation or LLC must be represented by an attorney in District Court, which includes having an attorney sign court papers on behalf of the client corporation or LLC. Except: For cases limited to the Hennepin County "Housing Court," MN Gen. Rule of Practice 603 may allow a principal (or agent) of the corporation or LLC to sign court papers or appear in court on behalf of the business entity. Get legal advice if you have questions on this topic.
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