If you have a question about a court case scheduled in Hennepin County District Court call (612) 348-6000.
You may also contact the court by email
and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.
Face coverings are not required in a court facility. Individuals who prefer to wear a face covering may continue to do so. Face coverings will be provided by court staff upon request.
Symptoms and Contact
Do not visit any court facility if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus
. If you are required to visit a court facility but have COVID-19 symptoms or have had COVID-19 exposure in the last 5 days, contact the court
or your attorney as soon as possible.
Webpages available for select high-profile cases
Hennepin County District Court has created webpages for select high-profile cases filed in the court. These pages include all public documents filed in the cases, and other information that will be helpful to parties interested in the cases.
You may sign up to receive an email notice whenever the webpage is updated, by clicking on the “Sign up to receive updates” link at the top of each page.
NEW! Valentine's Day Weddings Return in 2023
The Hennepin County District Court is excited to offer Valentine's Day weddings on Tuesday, February 14. District Court judges have volunteered to perform free marriage ceremonies at the Hennepin County Government Center between 12:00-1:00pm.
Due to high interest, all of our marriage ceremony appointments are full. If you were unable to register your interest for a Valentine's Day wedding, you may follow the steps here for scheduling a marriage ceremony at another time.
NEW! Golden Valley cases move to Downtown Minneapolis
Starting on January 3, 2023, all hearings for criminal cases charged by the city of Golden Valley will be heard Downtown Minneapolis at the Public Safety Facility
. This is for all Misdemeanor and Gross Misdemeanor cases. Hearings for Golden Valley are held in person, except for Payable Arraignment hearings that are held remote via Zoom. Please contact the Court if you have questions about where to go for your court hearing at (612) 348-2040.
District Court initiatives to reduce pretrial detention
Hennepin County District Court, in collaboration with justice partners, has and continues to work to manage the pretrial detention of people appropriately at the Adult Detention Center (Hennepin County jail). A document
outlining these efforts is available.
Criminal Court Warrant Helpline
Hennepin County Criminal Court has a warrant helpline 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 service gives you an opportunity to schedule a date to take care of it. Visit the Criminal court homepage
for more information.
Video: Responding for jury duty in Hennepin County
Responding for jury duty? Watch a new video (5:08 minutes) to help you prepare. Please note,
this video does not reflect changes to facilities and protocols
that were put in place to meet social distancing and safety needs, due to COVID-19.
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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