What we do

We enhance public safety, serve justice and vigorously represent the interests of the City and its residents.

What the City Attorney does

The City Attorney's Office represents the following parties in civil matters:

  • The City of Minneapolis
  • Elected officials and staff
  • City departments
  • Independent boards and commissions

The City Attorney's Office also prosecutes criminal cases involving adults who commit the following types of crimes in the City of Minneapolis:

  • Petty misdemeanors
  • Misdemeanors
  • Gross misdemeanors

What the Hennepin County Attorney does

In contrast to the City Attorney's Office, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office is responsible for:

  • Prosecuting felony level criminal cases
  • All cases involving juvenile (under 18-years-old) offenders 

Contact the Hennepin County Attorney's Office

Contact us

City Attorney's Office




City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 210
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Office hours

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 2:30 Friday

See list of City holidays