Court Administration


Denise Brandel
Court Administrator
Phone: 507-825-1210
Fax: 507-825-6733

denise.brandel@courts.state.mn.us


The Court Administrator provides staff support for a full range of court operations for the District Court. The department is responsible for processing and management of all records and files of the court as well as providing services to the public, other county offices and the judiciary. The department is also responsible for processing and calendaring of Civil, Family/Probate, Criminal/Traffic, Juvenile, and Conciliation (small claims) cases through the court system. Court Administration is also responsible for the collection and disbursement of fines, fees, and restitution, and safeguarding all court ordered trusts.

Questions and payments regarding traffic tickets should be directed to the MN Court Payment Center at 1-800-657-3611 (if calling from outside metro area) or 651-281-3219 (if calling from area code 612, 651, 763, or 952). Or, visit the MN Court Payment Center web site.



Languages other than English email: 3rd.5thInterpreterscheduling@courts.state.mn.us



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