Court Administration

Timothy J. Looby
Resident Judge
Karen V. Messner
Court Administrator

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Chapter 485 the Court Administrator shall perform all duties assigned by law and by the rules of the court.  The Court Administrator's Office is responsible for record keeping, case flow and jury management for District Court cases filed within the County. These cases include juvenile, civil, family, probate, criminal, traffic as well as conciliation court cases.

Sibley County District Court is one of seven courts in Minnesota's First Judicial District and serves an area of 589 square miles and a population of approximately 15,126. Our historic courthouse is located in Gaylord, Minnesota.


Monday thru Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mailing address:  PO Box 867 
400 Court Ave
Gaylord  MN 55334

Sibley County Courthouse Annex - Third Floor
Use the West entrance
Handicapped accessible


Karen V. Messner,
Court  Administrator
(507) 237-4053 or [email]

General Information (507) 237-4051
Fax (507) 237-4062

Our Mission Statement

To provide justice through a system that assures equal access for the fair and timely resolution of cases and controversies.