Edward J. Devitt U.S. Courthouse & Federal Building

View of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Fergus Falls. 118 S. Mill St.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
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The Edward J. Devitt U.S. Courthouse & Federal Building is located in the Fergus Falls Central Business District, approximately 175 miles northwest of Minneapolis. In September 2013 the building was named after Edward James Devitt, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the state of Minnesota (1959-81) and a former U.S. Representative. 

Property Manager: Denise McCormick

For more building information or service calls, use the contact information in the top right box of this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Building Hours and Access The building is open to the public 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). A handicapped accessible entrance is located in the back of the building.

Parking A public parking lot is located behind the building, but no public transportation is available.

Key Tenants The U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts, along with Probation and the Marshals Service, all have offices in the building. The latest (2013) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey resulted in an 83% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) with the building and GSA services. 

History and Architectural Features The three-story steel-frame building was constructed in 1902 in the Neo-Classical Revival style of architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Devitt Courthouse is made of granite, brick, and limestone, with an interior lobby floor made of marble and terrazzo. Its size nearly doubled with expansions in 1927 and 1933.

The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/fergusfallspoct.



Last Reviewed 2015-12-16