The Judicial District Court (Ramsey County) is a unified trial court with general jurisdiction to hear all types of civil and criminal cases. The Court has a total of 28 judges, six referees and four magistrates. Judges can hear any criminal or civil matter brought before them, so they are assigned to various calendars as determined by the Chief Judge who has the authority to assign judges and referees. The main Courthouse is located in downtown St. Paul. The Second District is legislatively mandated to maintain a suburban court site, which is located in the city of Maplewood.
Court Organization: The Second Judicial District Court is organized into five areas; Administrative Services, Assignment Office, Criminal and Traffic Division, Civil and Public Services Division and the Special Courts Division (including Family and Juvenile Courts).
Administrative Services: Includes the Interpreters, Jury and Personnel Unit. The primary focus of these groups is to support the Court and trial process.
Assignment Office: Schedules cases and courtroom assignments. Their responsibility includes handling Civil and Criminal cases.
Civil: The Civil Division is responsible for filing civil cases involving Civil Commitment, Probate, Conciliation, Housing and Public Services.
Criminal and Traffic: Handles the processing of traffic tickets, criminal citations, staffing of courtrooms and other duties.
Special Courts: This court oversees the areas of: Domestic Abuse, Family Court, Guardian Ad Litem, Harassment and Juvenile.
Ramsey County Courts - Legal Forms,
15 W. Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55102.
Phone: (651) 266-8266