Dakota County Warrants and Arrest Records Search

Minnesota Arrest Records and Warrant Search

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Dakota County, MN arrest warrants are issued when an officer’s suspicion is accompanied by sufficient evidence to give a judge the reasonable belief that a crime has been committed. Probable cause is the necessary evidence that gives support to the officer’s belief. If there is no probable cause, the warrant cannot be issued because The Constitution protects the accused’s rights. Generally speaking, an arrest warrant is issued when the officer does not observe the crime or violation but reasonably believes one has occurred instead of arresting the subject on the spot for a crime he sees. In Dakota County, Minnesota, the same protocol must be followed for an individual to have a warrant for their arrest.

To conduct a warrant search to see if an arrest warrant has been issued for you in Dakota County, MN, you can visit the county’s website https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/LawJustice/Warrants/Pages/default.aspx. Enter your first and last name and your birthdate. This is the Dakota County database of active warrants, and if you violated the law and believe you may have a warrant, this resource should be checked.

An outstanding warrant allows an officer to take you into custody if they make contact with you. A disclaimer cautions against arrest based solely on information from this website. Police and other law enforcement must confirm the existence of warrants before arrests.


Can you access the Dakota County warrant list and arrest records over the phone? (Current in 2021)

  • To get information on recent arrests and active warrants, contact the Sheriff’s office at 651-438-4700.
  • To get help for victims, dial the phone number of the Dakota County Attorney’s Office at 651-438-4488.
  • To request criminal case records, contact the Clerk of Court at 651-438-8141.


Crime statistics of Dakota County

In 2019, Dakota County’s crime rate decreased by 53%. Around 20 of the total complaints filed through the year were against violent crimes. Save for the 2 cases filed against rape, all other complaints in this crime category were against assault.

The annual crime average included about 50 complaints of property crimes. Among these were nearly 35 cases of larceny-theft, 13 of burglary, and 1 of car theft.

Methamphetamines continue to be a major problem in Dakota County, representing nearly 40% of all drug-related arrests in 2011. Drug-related crimes (including property crimes committed to finance drug habits) account for nearly 50% of arrests. The county’s website has a link to PDFs that show the year’s arrest records, not records of crimes committed but charges filed.

Although violent crime has shown a downward trend of almost one-third over the past 10 years, overall crime rates have increased by 6%.On average, people become victims of crime in Dakota County, MN, about once an hour.