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Carver County Justice Center
Carver County Court Administration
604 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: (952) 361-1420
Fax: (952) 361-1491
Contact by email

Court Administrator:
Mary Dalbec

Carver County Judicial Officers

Judge Eric J. Braaten

Judge Eric J. Braaten First Judicial District

Judge Janet L. Barke Cain

Judge Janet L. Barke Cain First Judicial District

Judge Martin S. Fallon

Judge Martin S. Fallon First Judicial District

Judge Michael D. Wentzell

Judge Michael D. Wentzell First Judicial District

First Judicial District Orders & Policies
Court Fees
Courthouse History
Carver County Website
Carver County Law Library

Court calendars reflect scheduled courtroom hearings, but they do not include all matters handled by the court each day.

Confidential cases and cases that are not remotely accessible under Minn. R. Pub. Access 8, subd. 2 are not posted in this calendar. If your case does not appear on the calendar, do not assume that your court appearance has been cancelled or rescheduled.

The calendar is in searchable PDF format. You can use your computer or mobile device to find your name or the name of an attorney.
Carver County Daily Public Court Calendar

Please Note:
  • This calendar is posted at 7:00 p.m. for the next day's hearings, and updated hourly beginning at 7:00 a.m. throughout court business hours.
  • Calendar hearings are subject to change as there are often changes in scheduled cases, judge assignments, and courtroom assignments.
  • Printed calendars located outside the courtrooms or electronic display monitors in public lobbies contain the most current daily calendar information.
  • If you have any questions about the calendar, please contact the local court administrator’s office.
  • Information in the calendar is subject to the MN Rules of Public Access.
  • If you have a court case scheduled in Carver County District Court, your hearing notice will direct if you should appear in-person or remotely. If you are unsure call Court Administration for guidance at (952) 361-1420 or by email
  • If you are scheduled for a remote hearing and you do not have access to technology or internet access to join the hearing remotely, please contact Court Administration (952) 361-1420 to discuss the use of county equipment at the Justice Center to appear remotely for your hearing.
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Carver County Justice Center
Carver County Court Administration
604 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Phone: (952) 361-1420


Ample free parking in the surface lot or on street unless otherwise posted.

Business Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cameras and Electronic Recording Devices

According to Rule 4 of the MN Rules of General Practice for the District Courts, no pictures or voice recordings, expect the making of the official court record, shall be made in any courtroom or any area of the courthouse where courtrooms are located.

Carver County Order Regarding Exhibit Requirements, Effective September 1, 2023

Read the Order
Minnesota Digital Exhibit System (MNDES) Guidelines

Remote Hearing Information

Remote Hearing Resources are available for attorneys, parties, and others who are required to appear at remote hearings as well as access for the public.
Preparing for your Remote Hearing

Contest Your Citation

Schedule a Hearing Officer Appointment/Contest Your Citation


Everyone who enters the Carver County Justice Center must pass through a screening checkpoint.

To protect the public and court employees, courthouses have metal detectors like those at airports and other government buildings. Under Minnesota law, it is a crime for a person in a "courthouse complex" to possess a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives. The law applies to court employees as well as members of the public. Licensed peace officers on duty and on official business are exempt.  See Minn. Stat. § 609.66, Subd. 1(g).

Please do not bring any item that could be used as a weapon to the courthouse. Those items will not be allowed in areas beyond screening checkpoints, and illegal weapons will be confiscated. There may be a line at the screening checkpoint, so please allow yourself enough time to get to a court hearing and other appointments in the courthouse.

Prohibited Items

If you bring an item to the courthouse that could be used as a weapon and you enter the screening checkpoint, the Sheriff Deputy will give you the option to remove the item from the courthouse or the Sheriff Deputy will put it in a disposal box.

Your safety is very important.  If, at any time, you feel that you need assistance while at court or within the courthouse, you have the following options:

Prior to coming to court 

You may contact Carver County Court Administration at (952) 361-1420 and advise them of the situation and they will notify a Sheriff Deputy who will assist you, if requested, into the courthouse.    

While attending court or at the court administration window 

You may contact a Sheriff Deputy at the screening checkpoint and/or in the courtroom.  If a Sheriff Deputy is not available, speak with the court clerk.

Leaving the court 

If you need a Sheriff Deputy to walk you to your vehicle, please advise a Sheriff Deputy at the screening checkpoint or a Sheriff Deputy in the courtroom.

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. 

Document Types

Plain Copies

A “plain” copy is a photocopy or a printed copy of an electronic file.   

Certified Copies

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.

Copy Fees

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'.

Mailed to:
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.


Additional Questions

Further questions may be directed to (952) 361-1420.

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