Legal Information

Research Databases

Selected Websites

Law Libraries

  • Ramsey County Law Library

    Extensive collections of print and electronic resources. The collections support federal, state and local legal research. Many materials are also available for the general public needing basic resources on legal issues.

    The Ramsey County Law Library can help you find legal information. Please note that the library cannot offer legal advice.

    If you have questions about landlord/tenant issues, family law, conciliation court, wills/probate planning, etc., and/or need information about court forms, please contact the law library's "AskLawLibrarian" message service at:


  • Minnesota State Law Library

    The state's principal legal resource center serving the judiciary and all branches of state and local government; the legal profession; other law, public and academic libraries; and the general public.

Legal Forms

  • FindLaw

    Directory of legal topics and gateway to federal, state, and local law information on the Web.

  • HOME Line

    Free legal, organizing, education, and advocacy services so tenants throughout Minnesota can solve their own rental housing problems.

  • Minnesota Home Ownership Center

    Promotes successful home ownership in Minnesota, with a focus on serving the needs of low- and moderate-income families and emerging markets. 

    The site includes information about foreclosure prevention, home ownership resources, and related information.

    Disponible en español.

Minnesota Legal Information

  • Attorney General's Office - State of Minnesota

    Consumer and charities information, estate planning tips and alerts about common scams.

  • LawHelpMN

    Answers to legal questions in plain languages. Links to Minnesota-based legal information. A project of the Minnesota State Bar Association and other legal organizations. | Español | Hmoob | Soomaali

  • LawMoose

    Legal resources and and links to websites focused on Minnesota.

  • Minnesota Legal Services Coalition Booklets and Community Education Materials

    Educational materials and downloadable PDF versions of booklets covering legal issues including:

    • Dealing with Debt
    • Child Support Basics
    • Getting a Divorce: A Basic Guide to Minnesota Law
    • Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders
    • A Guide to Public Housing in Minnesota
    • Rights and Responsibilities of Unmarried Parents
    • Tenants' Rights in Minnesota


  • Minnesota State Building Code

    Information on building codes governing construction in Minnesota, including links to statutes and related information.

Minnesota Government

Ramsey County Legal Information

  • Ramsey County LawHelp

    Ramsey County LawHelp is a collaboration of libraries and nonprofit legal aid organizations serving Ramsey County, Minnesota. It provides information about self-help legal resources available to Ramsey County residents, links to nonprofit legal aid and court programs serving Ramsey County, and workshops and other resources available at your local library.

Background Checks

  • Minnesota Criminal History Offender Search

    State central repository for data on subjects arrested for felony, gross misdemeanor, enhanced misdemeanor and some misdemeanor offenses.

  • State of Minnesota Department of Corrections Offender Locator

    This search can be used to retrieve public information about adult offenders who have been committed to the Commissioner of Corrections, and who are still under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections (i.e. in prison, or released from prison and still under supervision).

Court Records

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