Selecting Location and Type of Search

Topic Updated: September 2008

Once you have launched MPA Courthouse, the Case Records search menu will appear as shown below.

  1. From the drop-down menu, select an available location* in which you wish to search.
    OR

    Select the location of “All MNCIS Sites - Case Search” to perform a single search against all locations.
     

    * Some locations in the drop-down menu represent an entire county, while other locations in the drop-down menu represent a single physical location or department within a county. For example, the location of "Benton" represents the entire county of Benton, while the location of "St. Louis-Hibbing" represents the physical location of Hibbing within St. Louis County, or the location of "Hennepin Civil" represents the Civil Department only of Hennepin County. If you wish to perform your search within a multi-physical location or multi-department county, you have the option to pick each physical location or department individually, or select the option that includes the county name followed by “- Case Search” to perform your search against all physical locations or departments within that county. See the examples below.

     

    MPA Courthouse View 

 

EXAMPLES of Location Searches

Search Results

Benton

Represents the entire county of Benton

St. Louis-Hibbing

Represents the physical location of Hibbing within St. Louis County

Hennepin Civil

Represents the Civil Department only of Hennepin County

St. Louis - Case Search

Represents the physical locations of Duluth, Hibbing, and Virginia within St. Louis County

 

  1. Click the respective hyperlink of the records for which you would like to search. The four optional inquiry hyperlinks will return case data as described below.

A criminal/traffic/petty search excludes all Hennepin County and Ramsey County payable citations except: 1) those that result in a court appearance; and 2) Ramsey DNR payable citations.  The excluded payable citations are processed through a separate system called ViBES.  You WILL NOT be notified when public data is unavailable for any of these reasons.


  1. If you clicked the Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records hyperlink, see steps for Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records Searches.
    OR

    If you clicked the Civil, Family & Probate Case Records hyperlink, see steps for Civil, Family & Probate Case Records Searches.
    OR

    If you clicked the Judgments Search hyperlink, see steps for Judgments Searches.
    OR

    If you clicked the Court Calendar hyperlink, see steps for Court Calendar Searches.

 


See Also:

Criminal/Traffic/Petty Case Records Searches

Civil, Family & Probate Case Records Searches

Judgments Searches

Court Calendar Searches

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)