News: Government Center services to be relocated during Chauvin trial; pandemic service changes continue

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Hennepin County Minnesota



  • Carolyn Marinan, Communications, 612-910-9111
  • General information: 612-348-3000


Government Center services to relocate during Chauvin trial; pandemic service changes continue

Hennepin County remains committed to providing services to residents during the ongoing pandemic and during the upcoming trial of Derek Chauvin, who is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd.

Many county services continue to be offered online, by phone and in person by appointment in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Starting Monday, March 1, some additional county services will be temporarily relocating from the Hennepin County Government Center in preparation for the Chauvin trial. Hennepin County’s role in the trial is to ensure that the Fourth Judicial District Court can conduct business in a safe and effective manner. To do that, it is necessary to restrict access to the Government Center to court-related services and implement additional security measures inside and outside the building

Access to the Government Center will be restricted to the operations of District Court for the duration of the trial.  The Government Center Parking Ramp will also be closed to the public. Confirm current service hours and locations at Google location pages may not be up to date.


Services temporarily relocating

Domestic Abuse Service Center

On March 1, the provisional remote services access room in the Government Center—LL0720—will close. To access remote services, including advocacy, orders for protection, and safety planning, call 612-348-5073.

Law library

Beginning March 1, curbside pickup will be suspended, book drop will be unavailable (no late fees will accrue), and all due dates will be extended. Law library staff will continue to be available by phone (612-348-2903) and email ( Visit for details.

Licenses, certificates and permits

View service options. Services are available online, by mail, by fax and in person at other locations. Appointments may be booked out far in advance. Avoid the wait by using online service options when possible.   


View service options. Beginning March 2, plat signing will relocate from the Government Center.


Beginning March 1, many probation services in the Government Center will relocate. Probation clients: contact your probation officer before any appointments scheduled at the Government Center. If you do not have your probation officer's contact information, email If your probation officer directs you to the Government Center, allow for extra time due to increased security measures and limited parking.  

Property taxes

View service options. Make it easy and convenient by using online payment methods. Conventional payment methods are also available.

Sheriff’s Office

To access Sheriff’s Office services in City Hall, use the entrance on 4th Street.


Other service reminders

Hennepin Health

Hennepin Health members can call 612-596-1036 (TTY 1-800-627-3529) for help with transportation, bus passes, plan benefits and other member services.

Housing and shelter

We are working closely with our shelter and service providers to expand services and shelter options for people experiencing homelessness through the COVID-19 response. Learn about shelter options and other emergency programs.

Access Waypoint, a digital, mobile friendly directory that connects people experiencing homelessness or extreme financial hardship to services they need.

Human Services

Economic supports: We continue to process public assistance applications and respond to phone calls. Get help via phone while Human Service Centers are closed to the public. For help with human services or public assistance information, call 612-596-1300.

Social services: If you need help with social services (social worker, case management, personal care assistant services, etc.) contact Front Door Social Services at 612-348-4111.


Access library services in person or online. Visit for details on locations and hours.

Job seeker support

The county is providing online job fairs and other services

Small business support

To help small businesses affected by COVID-19, we are maintaining an updated list of resources and information for businesses and workers on our website.

Public Health Clinic

The clinic remains open to serve patients at the Health Services Building, 525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis. For hours of service and information please visit our website.

Red Door Clinic

The clinic remains open to serve patients at the Health Services Building, 525 Portland Avenue South, Minneapolis. For hours of service and other information, please visit our website.


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