Order Regarding Mandatory and Permissive Electronic Filing and Service in the Appellate Courts
NOTICE Regarding eFiling Availability for Self-Represented Parties and Mandatory eFiling Requirements Effective 7/1/16
About Appellate e-Filing
The Minnesota Appellate E-Filing Application (E-MACS) provides the ability for users to electronically file documents with the Clerk of Appellate Courts in cases pending before the court of appeals and the supreme court. Electronic service may also be accomplished, in some cases, when documents are e-filed with E-MACS.
E-filing with the appellate courts will offer users the following benefits:
- Convenience: E-MACS offers one electronic location at which you can at any time prepare, file, and (in some cases) serve documents electronically, as well as access notifications received on recent cases.
- Availability and access: E-MACS is available 24/7, and filings submitted before 11:59 p.m. will be considered submitted that day, even when the clerk’s office is not open. If accepted by the clerk’s office after review, submissions will be considered ‘filed’ as of the date of submission.
- Cost-efficiency: Electronic filing and service will reduce the number of paper copies needed for the courts and for you and/or your client.
Who may e-file with E-MACS?
Since March 1, 2015, the Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts has been authorized to accept voluntary e-filings from attorneys, court reporters and agency records managers in all case types. Effective, February 22, 2016, self-represented parties are permitted
to e-file using the appellate courts’ E-MACS system. On July 1, 2016, appellate e-filing will be required
in all appellate cases for all attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota or admitted pro hac vice to practice before the appellate courts of Minnesota, court reporters, executive branch records managers, court appointed examiners and panels appointed by the appellate courts. Mandatory e-filing for everyone except self-represented parties is applicable to all appeals or administrative matters pending on or filed after July 1, 2016. E-filing will remain voluntary
for self-represented parties after July 1, 2016.
Please use a black pen when adding all signatures to documents. Ink in other colors does not necessarily show up when the documents are scanned.
Do not submit a PDF document that includes a digital signature placed by use of an electronic signature application such as CoSign. Scanned documents signed in ink or a document that includes a signature placed by use of word-processing applications or a /s/ designation are acceptable.
Who can I contact with questions about E-MACS?
For questions regarding E-MACS, please consult the user documentation links below, or call:
(651) 227-2002 (if calling from metro area codes 612, 651, 763, 952)
1-855-291-8246 (if calling from all other area codes)
Technical support hours of operation: 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., Monday through Friday
E-MACS Terms & Conditions
Historical Supreme Court Orders
Minnesota Supreme Court Authorizes Appellate E-Filing Expansion Effective March 1, 2015