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Community Legal Clinic
Community Action Center
1651 Jefferson Parkway
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
(507) 664-3560 

An attorney from Grundhoefer and Ludescher offers low-cost consultations with an attorney to clients of the Community Action Center.  The clinic is on the first Tuesday evening of each month.

Rice County Dispute Resolution Program
1651 Jefferson Parkway, Suite HS 125
Northfield, Minnesota 55057
(507) 664-3522

The Dispute Resolution Program offers mediation, which is a voluntary process used to settle disputes.  People involved meet with a trained, impartial mediator who listens to both sides, maintains order, and makes sure all opinions are aired.  The mediator does not decide who is right or wrong but helps the parties reach their own agreement.

Legal Aid 
111 N. Fifth Street
Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 334-5970

Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

A non-profit law firm, specializes in providing professional legal help to Minnesotans who traditionally lack access to the American justice system and cannot afford the services of a private attorney.

These groups generally include: people with low incomes, seniors and people with disabilities.

Law Help Minnesota

Free website for low income  Legal aid attorneys provide legal assistance to clients in the areas of: housing, welfare, consumer problems, unemployment compensation, disability, benefits, social security, family law, employment law, immigration law, and tax law.

Rice County Office of the Recorder
320 Third Street NW, Suite 10
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 332-6114 (Faribault)
(507) 645-9576 (Northfield)

Hours:
​Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Birth certificates, death certificates, marriage applications and licenses, marriage records and marriage certificates, MOMS (Minnesota Official Marriage System), military discharges, public notary, ordination, and passports.

Public Notaries

Northfield Public Library
210 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057
​(507) 645-6606

Hours:
​Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
​Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
​Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (September-Mid-May)

Six public notaries, two bilingual

City of Northfield
801 Washington Street
Northfield, MN 55057-2598
(507) 645-8833

Hours: 
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Public notary available in the following departments:
Community Development
Finance
​Public Works

Wells Fargo Bank
700 Water Street South
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 663-7300

Hours:
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Offers a free notary service to their clients.
Northfield branch has a bilingual notary.

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