Update on re-opening plans for St. Louis County buildings

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 Administration • 100 North Fifth Avenue West, Room 202 • Duluth, MN 55802

Phone: (218) 726-2450 • www.stlouiscountymn.gov

Kevin Z. Gray
County Administrator




June 12, 2020

MEDIA CONTACT: Dana Kazel, Communications Manager

218-725-5049 (office) • 218-591-2219 (cell)


Hilary Huntley, Deputy District Administrator, 6th Judicial District 


County provides update on re-opening plans for St. Louis County buildings 

St. Louis County Courthouses in Duluth, Hibbing and Virginia will re-open to the public beginning Monday, June 15, for Court customer service only. Court hearings continue to be held remotely and will not take place at the courthouses. New rules are in place as precautions to protect public health.


St. Louis County Courthouses will be open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m., though people needing court services are still encouraged to do so remotely. The courts recognize that some services, including access to public records terminals, can only be done in person. Courts in St. Louis County are part of the 6th Judicial District. More information can be found online at mncourts.gov.


Anyone coming into a St. Louis County Courthouse will be required to wear a face mask. Court security staff from the Sheriff's Office will be stationed at designated entrances to ensure that visitors have conducted a COVID-19 self-screening, and will direct visitors to the location where court services are being offered. Unnecessary visitors, such as those simply accompanying a person coming to a court office, are asked to remain outside.


County offices within the Courthouses, along with all other county buildings remain closed, with services continuing to be available by phone, email and mail, as well as select services offered curbside and by appointment. The St. Louis County Auditor's Service Center at the Miller Hill Mall re-opened June 1. St. Louis County Environmental Services solid waste drop off sites have remained open and operating throughout the pandemic. To learn more about how to reach county departments for service, visit stlouiscountymn.gov.