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Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 7, 2008

Courthouse Locations

Minnesota

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Below is a list of courthouses where you can file for a protection order.  (If you want to file for custody, divorce, or anything else, you may want to call the courthouse to make sure that the court we have listed is the proper courthouse.)   At the courthouse, the clerk will provide you with the forms that you need to file.   If you need assistance filling out the forms, the clerk may be able to give basic instructions, but the clerk usually cannot help you decide what information to write or give you any sort of advice.  You will also find links to online forms at our MN Download Court Forms page.  For further help, you may want to reach out to a local domestic violence program or a legal services organization.  You can find links to both types of organizations on our MN Where to Find Help page.

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Dakota

Dakota County Judicial Center
1560 Highway 55
Hastings, 55033
Phone: (651) 438-8100
Phone: Civil and Family Divisions: (651) 438-8110
Email: Dakota@courts.state.mn.us

Dodge

Court Administration
22 - 6th Street SE
Mantorville, MN 55955
Phone: General Info (507) 635-6260
Phone: Women's Shelter (507) 634-6070
Court Administrator (507) 635-6260

Douglas

Douglas County Courthouse
305 8th Avenue W.
Alexandria, MN 56308
Phone: (320) 762-3033

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