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

View of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Fergus Falls. 118 S. Mill Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
View map (nongovernment site)

The Edward J. Devitt U.S. Courthouse & Federal Building is located in the Fergus Falls Central Business District, 175 miles northwest of Minneapolis. In 2013 the building was named after Edward James Devitt [nongovernment site], former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota (1959-81) and a former U.S. Representative. 

Property Manager: Talaia Bowen

Public Hours: 7 a.m.– 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). 

For more building information or service calls, use contacts at top right. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Public Parking & Accessibility

A public parking lot is located behind the building, but no public transportation is available. A handicapped accessible entrance is located behind the building.

Key Tenants

The U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts, along with Probation and the Marshals Service, all have offices in the building. On the building's latest Tenant Satisfaction Survey in 2013, 83% of respondents gave a four or five rating (on a five-point scale) for the building and GSA services. 

History and Architectural Features

The three-story steel-frame courthouse was constructed in 1902 in the Neo-Classical Revival style of architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the 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 2016-06-16