City Attorney

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 5-1-20:

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, upcoming criminal hearings may be rescheduled or be held virtually. More information about the court order regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic can be found online.

If you are a defendant and have a court case scheduled during this time, call (763) 760-6700 to determine the status of your case. If you are represented by an attorney, they may be able to provide you with additional information.

If you are a victim or witness in a criminal case and have questions or concerns about this information please contact Victim Witness Services at (763) 767-6428 or by email 

If you are experiencing immediate safety concerns at home please contact the 24 hour Alexandra House crisis line at 763-780-2330. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911.

The City Attorney’s Office consists of 4 staff attorneys and 4 support staff. The attorneys represent the City, advise and represent Coon Rapids elected officials in legal matters concerning the city and provide legal services to City officials and departments. In addition, the department prosecutes gross misdemeanor, misdemeanor and petty misdemeanor crimes for the cities of Coon Rapids and Fridley.

The City Attorney’s Office may provide limited information to citizens regarding City ordinances and resolutions. The department does not provide legal advice or recommendations to private citizens.


The City Attorney’s Office strives to:

  • Deliver high quality, cost-effective legal services that are responsive to the City’s goals and objectives.
  • Assist the City in managing its financial exposure to the claims brought against the City.
  • Effectively prosecute all petty misdemeanor, misdemeanor, and gross misdemeanor crimes that occur in the cities of Coon Rapids and Fridley.

Criminal Court Appearances

All criminal court appearances are held at The Anoka County Courthouse

325 E Main Street
Anoka, Minnesota 55303

For more information about court appearances, contact one of the office staff members by visiting the Staff Directory.

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