Big Stone County Courthouse

See Big Stone County Courthouse location, address, and phone number, and public records search. Courts are legal institutions which resolve disputes between parties and rule on legal cases related to civil, criminal, and administrative matters. Courts vary between different types, such as criminal, civil, probate, family, traffic, state, federal, appeals, and common courts.

Big Stone County Courthouse
20 2nd Street Southeast, Ortonville, Minnesota, 56278
(320) 839-2536
(320) 839-2537

Nearby Courts

Court Distance
Milbank Circuit Court 11 miles
Lac qui Parle County Court 23 miles
Stevens County Court 32 miles
Traverse County Court 35 miles
Sisseton Circuit Court 38 miles
Clear Lake Circuit Court 40 miles
Swift County Court 41 miles
Watertown Circuit Court 43 miles
Chippewa County Court 43 miles

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What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.