Brown County election officials have identified and are addressing a processing error where some mail ballot voters received balloting materials with mismatched outgoing and signature envelopes for the August 13 State Primary Election.  Out of an abundance of caution, it was decided to direct our print vendor to send replacement balloting materials to all mail ballot voters to preserve data integrity and ensure a fair election.   Mail ballot voters must use the replacement ballot, signature envelope and return envelope and return their ballot to the Brown County Auditor-Treasurer’s office by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024, for their vote to count.  Downloadable Press Release

Victim Rights and Court Process

Victims have the ability to submit written statements and to provide verbal statements to the Court at many different points during the court process for the offender.  The most common form of communicating to the Court is the Victim Input Statement (VIS) and the Restitution Certificate. These documents are available through the "forms" links on this webpage and either the Crime Victim Specialist or the Probation Agent will assist in providing, completing, and collecting the forms from the victim to ensure they are presented in a timely manner to the Court.

Victims are entitled to be present at the following Court proceedings:

  • Bail Hearings
  • Pre-trial Hearings (first appearance;Omnibus)
  • Trial Hearings
  • Sentencing Hearings
  • Parole Hearings
  • Revocation Hearings

Minnesota Statute Chapter 611A detail the rights afforded to victims of crime.  The Crime Victim Specialist and/or the Probation Agent will assist victims of crime to the best of our ability with understanding the rights and provisions afforded in Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 611A.

The following flowcharts are tools to illustrate adult and juvenile court processes and the various hearings associated with the two separate processes.  The intent is to demonstrate the involvement or actions pertinent to victims at each stage of the process.

Online Payment

Probation fees can be made online or by phone using debit card, credit card or electronic check. To make a payment by phone, call 1-877-690-3729 (enter Jurisdiction Code 3315).

To make a Payment to Probation using Forte Payment Systems.


Note: Jail and Court fines/fees CANNOT be paid here.

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Contact Probation

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

1 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073
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Telephone: (507) 233-6620
Fax: (507) 233-6649

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Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
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Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073