News Flash


Posted on: November 25, 2020

Rice County Courthouse Closed


Effective Monday, November 30th, 2020, the Rice County Courthouse is closed due to recent surge of new cases of COVID-19 and increasing concerns for public health.  


Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an Order Governing the Continuing Operations of the Minnesota Judicial Branch on November 20, 2020.  This order suspends all in-person court hearings until further notice.   Therefore, the courthouse will be closed to the public until in-person hearings resume.  


We encourage you to call or email Rice County Court Administration to answer questions on how to file paperwork with the court for any type of case.   Court Administration staff will advise you of the process and provide answers to your questions.  They can be reached via phone at 507-497-7134 between 8:00am - 4:30pm or by email at  


You can also reach the Rice County Attorney’s Office at 507-332-6103 if you have any questions regarding case status.  


Thank you for your cooperation and we wish everyone a healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday.  

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