Attorney's Office


Important information related to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) 

The St. Louis County Attorney's Office in the Duluth, Hibbing, and Virginia courthouses will be closed to public consistent with the Governor's executive order. Until further notice, walk-in services will be limited to appointments only. If you need to speak to an attorney or victim/witness staff, please call the attorney's office nearest you.
Duluth Courthouse Office: 218-726-2323
Hibbing Courthouse Office: 218-262-0158
Virginia Courthouse Office: 218-749-7101


Property Tax Petitions

In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, St. Louis County will accept service of Tax Court petitions by email (preferred) or mail.

Emailed petitions shall be directed to:

Mailed petitions shall be sent to:

St. Louis County Auditor

100 N. 5th Ave. W. #214

Duluth, MN 55802

Petitions must include an admissions of service page (already included as page 2 of Minnesota Tax Court Form 7). County staff in the Assessor’s, Attorney’s and Auditor’s offices will acknowledge service by signing this page.

After all signatures have been applied, the County will email the petition and proof of service to the petitioner. The County will work to return petitions with the completed proof of service the same day they are received. If no email is provided, the petition and proof of service will be returned by mail.


It is the responsibility of the petitioner to timely file the petition with proof of service with the district court. Updates on the status of the district court can be found on the Minnesota Judicial Branch website ( More information about the filing process may be found on the Minnesota Tax Court website ( 



The County Attorney's Office prosecutes crimes which occur in the County, such as felonies, gross misdemeanors and misdemeanors. The Office also prosecutes juvenile offenders. Prosecutors and victim/witness personnel administer diversion programs which allow juvenile offenders to receive consequences for minor offenses without appearing in court.

The Public Health & Human Services Division of the County Attorney's Office initiates Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) petitions to protect abused or neglected children in the county. The Division also starts legal proceedings to protect the health and safety of vulnerable adults within the County when they are in need of assistance, file involuntary commitment actions to provide necessary treatment for individuals who are mentally ill or chemically dependent. 

The Civil Division of the County Attorney's office acts as legal advisers for the County Board of Commissioners, County officials, and County departments. As legal advisers for the County, the Division serves in a role that is similar to that of an in-house corporate counsel, giving legal advice on all Civil proceedings.


Duluth Courthouse

Duluth Government Services Center

Hibbing Courthouse

Virginia Courthouse


All Contacts


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and related temporary closure of county offices, County Board Chair Michael Jugovich and County Auditor Nancy Nilsen have authorized the County Attorney’s Office to accept service of process on the county by email in new civil cases in state and federal court. Please direct any such process to Your email will be acknowledged by a County Attorney’s Office staff member.

Service of process on the county by email is only authorized as long as county offices are closed and this notice is present on the county’s website. Thereafter, process must be served in accordance with the requirements in Minn. R. Civ. P. 4.03(e)(1) or Fed. R. Civ. P. 4(j)(2), as appropriate.

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St. Louis County Attorney, Mark S. Rubin, is currently in his third term. His first term started in January 2011, he was re-elected to a second term that started in January 2015, and re-elected to a third term that started January 2019.