About 95% of the records relating to actions before the court are open and accessible to the public. Access to court files and related records is provided in the file room, which is located on the first floor, east wing of the courthouse. Records are stored for a specific length of time set by the state as indicated on the District Court Record Retention Schedule. Not all records are available for same day viewing.
Requesting Copies of Court Documents
Copies of court documents may either be certified (meaning they contain a raised court seal) or uncertified (a plain photocopy). There is a fee for both certified or uncertified copies. The fee amounts change periodically.
To check the current rate, visit the Minnesota Judicial Branch website. To request a copy of a document by mail, please include a check for the amount of the copy, a self-addressed, stamped envelope, the name of the case, the file number (if known), the specific document requested, and a daytime phone number where you can be reached in case of any questions. Send the request to:
Anoka County Court Administration
ATTN File Room
325 E. Main St.
Anoka, MN 55303-2489
Please allow five days for processing.
Because of space limitations and other storage considerations, some court records are maintained off-site. Other records may be in the custody of a judge and not available for review. Therefore, Court Administration staff may not be able to provide immediate access to all court files. Your cooperation is appreciated.