New Limitations at Court Facilities
Per an order
from Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea, the Minnesota Judicial Branch is limiting in-person activities in court facilities in response to increased COVID-19 infection rates in Minnesota:
- Jury Trials: Jury trials in progress will continue until complete. No new jury trials will begin prior to February 1, 2021. Exceptions may be granted for in-person proceedings under limited circumstances.
- Remote Hearings: All hearings will be conducted remotely. Exceptions may be granted for in-person proceedings under limited circumstances.
- Public Access: At least one counter service window must be open during normal business hours. Services may be provided remotely or by appointment only. See below for current information on public access to our court facilities.
- Self-Help Center services are available by phone and email.
Public Access to Dodge Court Facilities
Public service counters and public access terminals (courthouse terminals) are available 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday.
- If you have a court case scheduled in Dodge County District Court, please call (507) 624-7010 to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date. You may also contact the court by email. Parties to actions where a hearing has been cancelled may be contacted by court administration to reschedule the hearing.
- Efforts will be made to accommodate remote appearances for every scheduled hearing. Making the Record for Remote Appearances - Tips for Judges and Attorneys These measures should not adversely affect a litigant’s case in any way.
If you have questions about a case filed in Dodge County, you may contact us by phone or email: