State's Attorney's Office
Location: 3rd Floor Barnes County Court House
Phone Number: 701-845-8526
Fax Number: 701-845-8543
The States Attorney Office is responsible for the prosecution of felony and misdemeanor crimes in Barnes County with the exception for some city misdemeanors. The office is also responsible for involuntary mental health commitments.
A common misconception of this office is that the States Attorney is the "free" county attorney meaning that the attorneys can give out free legal advice. This is not true. The State's Attorney can not give out legal advice on civil matters such as divorce, landlord-tenant cases, estates, and monetary disputes just to name a few.
Barnes County has contracted with the cities of Fingal, Kathryn, Litchville, Nome, Oriska, Sanborn and Wimbeldon to provide criminal prosecution services. The cities of Dazey, Hastings, Leal, Pillsbury, Rogers and Sibley operate independently.