In Minnesota, basic information about court cases is public, with exceptions for juvenile court records.
Access court records
The Hennepin County Attorney's Office provide updates to the community for high-profile cases or those that have generated public interest. Due to the volume of cases and the restriction on juvenile records, only a fraction of the cases are listed on this website as either a press release or part of the neighborhood crime map.
The Minnesota court system has a database that manages information on all court records. It is called the Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS). An online, public version of MNCIS contains publicly available records and can be searched by defendant name, case number, attorney or citation. Access records with MNCIS.
Additional ways to access court records:
- Visit the District Court Records Center on the B-Level of the Hennepin County Government Center
- Request a copy of the record by mail
District court includes detailed information about criminal court records in Hennepin County on its website:
Criminal court records
Restrictions on juvenile court records
Records are only public if the juvenile is:
- Charged with a felony
- 16 or older at the time of the crime