Conciliation Courts

Minnesota Statute 491A.01 created the Conciliation Court, also called small claims court, to allow citizens to bring their legal claims before the court without expensive costs, attorney's fees, or complicated legal procedures. Conciliation Court can settle claims that are below the limit set by law (currently $7,500). It can also order that property be returned.

However, claims involving the following are not allowed:
  • Class actions
  • Libel or slander
  • Medical malpractice
  • Title to real estate
Note: The information contained herein is not intended as legal advice but as a general guide to you to explain the legal process. If you do not understand any of these procedures, consult an attorney. This office cannot give legal advice.