Clerk of Appellate Courts

The Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts accepts all case filings for the Minnesota Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The Clerk of the Appellate Courts is responsible for planning, directing and evaluating office-wide business operations and managing a team of 11 employees.   Clerk’s Office personnel respond to basic questions regarding the appellate process and case status inquires, but are not able to provide any legal advice.

Supreme Court Petitions for Review – Important Information
The rules of appellate procedure governing the filing of petitions for review with the Supreme Court require an addendum.  Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 117; Minn. R. Crim. P. 29.04.  An appendix is no longer permitted.  Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 130.  Effective immediately, petitions for review submitted to the Clerk of Appellate Courts for filing with the supreme court that include an appendix rather than an addendum will no longer be accepted for filing, and will be returned to the filer.

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OverviewContact information for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals only:
AnnMarie S. O'Neill
Clerk of Appellate Courts
305 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-2581

Counter Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays

For contact information for District (Trial) Courts, please visit the Find Courts page.

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Obtaining Appellate Case Information Online and by Phone

Online Access

Appellate case information may be viewed 24 hours a day using the P-MACS case management system. Court orders, opinions, and judgments are attached to case entries and can be viewed by clicking the PDF icon.

Do not email the Clerk of Appellate Court for case information.

Phone Access
You may call (651) 296-2581 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to obtain case information.

Email Access
You may email the Clerk of Appellate Courts Office using the contact form

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Register for Appellate E-Notification  

The appellate courts are transmitting all notices, orders, and opinions electronically. 
Each attorney or litigant may register up to two e-mail addresses.  You may register two different e-mail addresses for the same person, or you may choose to have notices and decisions sent to you and your assistant or a colleague.  The court will accept only two e-mail addresses per attorney or self-represented party.  If you would like to share notices and decisions with others within your office or organization, you may wish to create a “group” e-mail address, to which you (or your technical support staff) can periodically add or subtract members.  E.g.,  You are responsible for ensuring that the appellate courts have current contact information for all pending cases.       

To register, send an e-mail to with “E-notification registration” in the subject line.  In the body of the message, include the following information, in the order shown, on separate lines:
Your name
Attorney registration number (if applicable)
First e-mail address
Second e-mail address
Postal address (including firm name, if applicable)
Telephone number
For questions about the e-notification process, contact

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Obtaining Appellate Opinions Online

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Approved Brief Binding Methods

Rule 132 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure describes the format for briefs and says the clerk of appellate court's office will maintain approved binding methods.

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Appellate Argument Scheduling

The forms below are used for notifying the Clerk of Appellate Courts of scheduling conflicts for oral argument.  Once a case has been placed on the calendar, it cannot be rescheduled except for good cause.  Rescheduling will be rare and only for exceptional circumstances. Back to top

Requesting Email Copies of Appellate Court Documents

The Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts and the State Law Library are pleased to announce that some appellate documents are now available via email.

The following appellate records have been imaged in their entirety:
  • A13-1450 through A13-2423
  • All 2014 Appellate Files
  • All 2015 Appellate Files
To make a request, please follow the Appellate Case Records Email Request Instructions.

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Popular Forms

Proof of Service

Every document submitted to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts for filing must be accompanied by proof that the document was served on the other parties to the appeal. Usually, proof of service is (1) a notarized affidavit of service or (2) a certificate of service. Proof of service can also be a written admission by the person who was served that the document was received. See Minn. R. Civ. App. P. 125.04.

The person who served the document in person or by mail must complete the affidavit or certificate of service, which must include a description of the documents that were served, the date of service, the method of service (by mail or in person), the name of the person who was served, and the address to which papers served by mail were sent. The affidavit or certificate of service must be signed by the person who served the papers.
  1. Affidavit of service. An affidavit of service must be signed in front of a notary by the person who served the document. The notary must also sign and date the document. Notary services are available at many financial institutions for a small fee. The office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts will notarize an affidavit of service at no charge.
  2. Certificate of service. A certificate of service does not need to be notarized. A certificate of service must contain a statement by the person who signs the certificate that the person declares under the penalty of perjury that everything stated in the doucment is true and correct. The certificate must show the date of signing and the county and the state where the certificate was signed.
You may file one affidavit or certificate listing multiple documents if you serve those documents on the same date and on the same parties.


Scheduling Conflicts

The forms below are used for notifying the Clerk of Appellate Courts of scheduling conflicts for oral argument.  Once a case has been placed on the calendar, it cannot be rescheduled except for good cause.  Rescheduling will be rare and only for exceptional circumstances.
Minnesota Supreme Court Authorizes Appellate E-Filing Expansion Effective March 1, 2015

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?

Initially, only those authorized by order of the Minnesota Supreme Court will be allowed to register for E-MACS, to file documents related to appeals.

Effective March 1, 2015, attorneys may e-file in all appellate case types in which all parties to the appeal are represented by an attorney admitted to practice in Minnesota.  Also effective March 1, 2015, all court reporters and executive branch records managers are permitted to e-file in any appellate case, regardless of whether the parties to the appeal are represented by an attorney or have filed any documents electronically.

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

User Documentation


Supreme Court Filing Fees
Fee Description
Extraordinary Writs (mandamus/prohibition)
Notice of Appeal/Petition for Writ of Cert.
Petition for Accelerated Review
Petition for Further Review
Petition for Rehearing

Court of Appeals Filing Fees
Fee Description
Appellate Court Copy Fee
Extraordinary Writs (mandamus/prohibition)
Notice of Appeal/Petition for Writ of Certiorari
Notice of Review
Petition for Discretionary Review

Supreme Court Standing Order Regarding Electronic Transmission of District Court Records to the Clerk of the Appellate Courts 

Effective July 1, 2014:  Change to Number of Copies of Appellate Briefs Required

Pursuant to Standing Orders issued by both the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court, the number of copies of briefs filed in appellate cases is reduced to five.  This change is effective for all briefs filed on or after July 1, 2014. 

Court of Appeals Matters:  4 bound briefs + 1 unbound brief = 5 total briefs 
Court of Appeals Standing Order Regarding Copies of Briefs

Supreme Court Matters:  3 bound briefs + 2 unbound briefs = 5 total briefs
Supreme Court Standing Order Regarding Copies of Briefs 

Extra copies of briefs will not be accepted by the Clerk of Appellate Courts.   Excess briefs delivered in person or via courier service will not be accepted at the counter.  Excess briefs delivered by mail will be held for three business days and may be picked up at the Clerk’s Office at the author’s expense.  After three full business days have lapsed, excess briefs will be recycled.  

The following link is for Minnesota Supreme Court administrative files from the late 1970s through 2011:

Current administrative filings and orders are available through the Minnesota Appellate Court case management system (MACS).  Go to the MACS Public Search link below to access the administrative files.  If you don't know the file number, you can choose "Administrative Files" as the Case Group and enter any part of the file name in the Case Title to search.