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Lori Swanson


Minnesota Attorney General's Office

1400 Bremer Tower
445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul, MN 55101

(651) 296-3353
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Consumer

Conciliation court

Appendix

 

Conciliation Court Definitions

Continuance
The postponement of a court trial or hearing to a later date.

Counterclaim
A separate claim made against the plaintiff by the defendant.

Default
Failure to appear in court.

Defendant
The party who is being sued.

Demand for Removal
A request to move a case to district court.

Judgment
The final decision made by the court.

Judgment Debtor
The party who loses the case and owes money to the other party.

Plaintiff
The party who is suing; the party seeking damages.

Stay Period
A halt in the proceedings during which no action can be taken.

Subpoena
A court order requiring that a witness appear in court, or requiring that documents be brought to court.

Writ of Execution
A court order authorizing a sheriff to seize property of the defendant.

 

Conciliation Court Listings

Aitkin(218) 927-7350
Anoka(763) 422-7350
Becker (218) 846-7305
Beltrami (218) 333-8431
Benton (320) 968-5205
Big Stone (320) 839-2536
Blue Earth (507) 304-4650
Brown (507) 233-6670
Carlton (218) 384-9578
Carver(952) 361-1420
Cass (218) 547-7200
Chippewa (320) 269-7774
Chisago (651) 213-8650
Clay (218) 299-5065
Clearwater (218) 694-6177
Cook (218) 387-3610
Cottonwood (507) 831-4551
Crow Wing (218) 824-1310
Dakota (651) 438-8234
Dodge (507) 635-6291
Douglas (320) 762-3033
Faribault (507) 526-6273
Fillmore (507) 765-3356
Freeborn (507) 377-5153
Goodhue (651) 267-4800
Grant (218) 685-8282
Hennepin (612) 348-2713
Houston (507) 725-5806
Hubbard (218) 732-5286
Isanti (763) 689-2292
Itasca (218) 327-2870
Jackson (507) 847-4400
Kanabec (320) 679-6400
Kandiyohi (320) 231-6206
Kittson (218) 843-3632
Koochiching (218) 283-1160
Lac qui Parle (320) 598-3536
Lake (218) 834-8330
Lake of the Woods (218) 634-1451
Le Sueur (507) 357-2251
Lincoln (507) 694-1355
Lyon (507) 537-6734
Mahnomen (218) 935-2251
Marshall (218) 745-4921
Martin (507) 238-3205
McLeod (320) 864-1281
Meeker (320) 693-5230
Mille Lacs (320) 983-8313
Morrison (320) 632-0327
Mower (507) 437-9465
Murray (507) 836-6148
Nicollet (507) 934-7850
Nobles (507) 372-8263
Norman (218) 784-5458
Olmsted (507) 206-2400
Otter Tail (218) 998-8420
Pennington (218) 683-7023
Pine (320) 591-1500
Pipestone (507) 825-6730
Polk (218) 281-2332 x1312
Pope (320) 634-5222
Ramsey (651) 266-8230
Red Lake (218) 253-4281
Redwood (507) 637-4020
Renville (320) 523-3680
Rice (507) 332-6107
Rock (507) 283-5020
Roseau (218) 463-2541
Scott (952) 496-8236
Sherburne (763) 241-2800
Sibley (507) 237-4051
St. Louis (Duluth) (218) 726-2460
St. Louis (Hibbing) (218) 262-0105
St. Louis (Virginia) (218) 749-7106
Stearns (320) 656-3620
Steele (507) 444-7700
Stevens (320) 208-6640
Swift (320) 843-2744
Todd (320) 732-7800
Traverse (320) 422-7752
Wabasha (651) 565-3524
Wadena (218) 631-7633
Waseca (507) 835-0540
Washington (651) 430-6264
Watonwan (507) 375-1238
Wilkin (218) 643-7172
Winona (507) 457-6385
Wright (763) 682-7539
Yellow Medicine (320) 564-3325

Legal Forms

You can obtain legal forms for conciliation court by calling or visiting the courthouse where you intend to file your claim. Forms are also available online at www.courts.state.mn.us/forms. You may want to consider using the sample Statement of Claim and Summons form located on the main Conciliation Court section of our website.

When you fill out the form, remember to state the correct name and address of the plaintiff(s), the correct name and address of the defendant(s), and the exact amount you are seeking. Describe the incident and a basis for the estimated loss. Include the last day you were billed and indicate the type of goods/services involved. If you are filing for an auto accident, indicate the year and make of the vehicle and the location and date of the accident. Limit your statement to the area provided for on the form. Sign the form in front of a notary public or go to the court and sign it there in front of a clerk.

Remember, the defendant and court should each receive copies of your completed Statement of Claim and Summons form.

Other legal forms, for things such as removing your case or expunging a ruling, are available by contacting the county court you wish to file a claim in or online at www.courts.state.mn.us/forms.

The forms included in this section are the following:

Statement of Claim and Summons
Affidavit of Service Form 508.1

 

Statement of Claim and Summons

 

Affidavit of Service Form 508.1

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