The Sherburne County Attorney's Office serves as the chief prosecutor for all felony, gross misdemeanors, and juvenile offenses committed within Sherburne County. In addition, the office prosecutes misdemeanors and petty misdemeanors which occur within the unincorporated areas of the county and which occur within those municipalities which contract with us. The County Attorney's Office vigorously prosecutes all criminal and juvenile matters within its authority in a manner that ensures due process and equal protections to the victim, the accused, and the citizenry at large.
Our office also serves as chief legal counsel for the Sherburne County Board of Commissioners, the various departments established and maintained by the Board of Commissioners, and to such committees of the Board as appropriate. The office represents the county before the courts of this state, the United States, and other jurisdictions where authorized. The office also appears on behalf of the county before such agencies, commissions, boards, and other organizations before whom the county has business.
Limitations of Authority to Provide Services
We do not offer legal opinions to private individuals, nor do we provide opinions to private parties in civil matters. Among the areas that are considered private are Landlord/Tenant, boundary lines, private covenants, collection of judgments, writ of execution, wills, probate, conservatorships, orders for protection and dissolutions.
If you believe you are a victim of a crime, please contact your local law enforcement agency. This office does not have the resources to conduct investigations.
Our Mission: "To provide quality legal services for the county and its constituents in a timely and cost-effective manner."