Use the Case Number
The case number is the easiest way for a file to be located. If the case number is not available/known, the request should include:
- The full name and date of birth of each participant in the case
- The date of the offense and the charge(s) if the request relates to a criminal matter
Request Specific Documents
A request for “all documents” may return more than is required. Use Minnesota Court Records Online (MCRO)
to locate the case. MCRO provides online access to many public Minnesota state district court records and documents. MCRO will indicate activity on the case and may assist in narrowing requests.
Please note: Criminal cases which do not have a conviction must be searched by case number. Searching by Defendant’s name will not produce the case
Documents that cannot be provided
Carver County District Court cannot provide police reports or confidential documents.
A “plain” copy is a photocopy or a printed copy of an electronic file.
A “certified” copy has been stamped and sealed by court staff, certifying it is a copy of the Court document.
Please note: A multi-page certified document will be stapled. Removing the staple means the document is no longer considered certified.
There is a fee for each document requested. The size of the document is irrelevant. For example, a traffic citation and sentencing order would be charged as two documents. A two-page order is charged as one document.
Carver County District Court Copy Fees
Accepted Forms of Payments
By Mail: Check or Money Order made out to 'Carver County Court Administration'.
Carver County Justice Center
Carver County Court Administration
604 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
By Phone: Credit/Debit Cards (Visa, Discover, or MasterCard); Call (952) 361-1420.
In Person: Cash, Check, Money Order, Credit/Debit Cards.
Further questions may be directed to (952) 361-1420.
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