Court Fees

Supreme Court Filing Fees
Fee Description
Fee
Extraordinary Writs (mandamus/prohibition)
$550.00
Notice of Appeal/Petition for Writ of Cert.
$550.00
Petition for Accelerated Review
$100.00
Petition for Further Review
$550.00
Petition for Rehearing
$100.00

Court of Appeals Filing Fees
Fee Description
Fee
Extraordinary Writs (mandamus/prohibition)
$550.00
Notice of Appeal/Petition for Writ of Certiorari
$550.00
Notice of Review
$100.00
Petition for Discretionary Review
$550.00

District Court FeesFor any court fee that references Minn. Stat. § (Minnesota Statute) 357.021, subd. 2b, there is an additional "Technology Fee" imposed, currently set at $2.00. This amount is included in the applicable base fee amounts.   

For any court fee that references Minn. Stat. § 134A.09 or Minn. Stat. § 134A.10, there is an additional "Law Library" fee imposed, which varies by county. This amount is NOT included in the base fee amounts. If you are not paying your fee in person at your county courthouse, then contact your county court administrator to get the applicable law library fee. These fees generally range between $5.00 and 15.00.

Make checks payable to: District Court Administrator
 
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Adoption
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Petition for Adoption - Child born in foreign country
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10 ($310 + $2)
Petition for Adoption - Child born in U.S.
$387.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 357.021 , subd. 2(15), 357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 259.52 ($310 + $75 + $2)

Child Support / Child Protection
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Child Support - Filing a motion or response to a motion for modification of child support
$102.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(13),  357.021 , subd. 2b  ($100 + $2)
Child support - Petitioner and Respondent - First Paper Filed
$362.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 518.005 , subd. 6  ($310 + $2 + $50)
Termination of Parental Rights
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)

Civil Action or Proceeding
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Chemical Dependency Assessment - Gross Misdemeanor
$30.00
Minn. Stat. §  169A.284, 357.021 , subd. 6
Chemical Dependency Assessment - Misdemeanor
$25.00
Minn. Stat. §  169A.284, 357.021 , subd. 6
Filing a motion or response to a motion in civil, family (excluding child support), and guardianship cases
$102.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(4),  357.021 , subd. 2b,  Court Operations Policy 506(h)  ($100 + $2)
Issuing all Writs/Filing return
$57.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(5),  357.021 , subd. 2b   ($55 + $2)
Name Change
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)
Party Requesting Trial by Jury at Same Time First Paper Filed
$414.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2 + $100 + $2)
Plaintiff / Petitioner and Defendant / Respondent - First Paper Filed
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)
Request for Trial by Jury
$102.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b  ($100 + $2)
Subpoena - For Each Name
$18.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(3),  357.021 , subd. 2b  ($16 + $2)
Trust Accounts (Annual or Partial)
$57.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(10),  357.021 , subd. 2b  ($55 + $2)

Conciliation
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Aggrieved Party Appeal
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, Conciliation Court Rule 521.b  ($310 + $2)
Aggrieved Party Appeal by Jury
$414.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, Conciliation Court Rule 521.b  ($310 + $2 + $100 + $2)
Plaintiff / Petitioner and Defendant / Respondent - First Paper Filed
$65.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10.

Dissolution/Custody
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Custody, Paternity, Parenting Time
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) with or without Children
$392.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 518.005 , subd. 6  ($340 + $2 + $50)
Forms Packets - Dissolution with Children and Dissolution without Children packets
$10.00
Court Operations Policy 506(B)
Legal Separation, Annulment
$362.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 518.005 , subd. 6  ($310 + $2 + $50)

Harassment
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Forms Packets - Harrassment
$0.00
Court Operations Policy 506(B)
Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) - First Paper Filed
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)

Housing
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
File a Rent Escrow
$65.00
Minn. Stat. § 504B.385 , subd. 4, 357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10
File an Eviction Action
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)

Judgments
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Application for Discharge of Judgment
$5.00
Minn. Stat. § 548.181 , subd. 1
Assignment of Judgment
$7.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(7),  357.021 , subd. 2b  ($5 + $2)
Certificate of Discharge of Judgment
$5.00
Minn. Stat. § 548.181 , subd. 3a
Confession of Judgment
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)
Foreign Judgement Filing < $15,001
$65.00
Minn. Stat. § 548.30, 357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10          
Foreign Judgement Filing > $15,000
$312.00
Minn. Stat. § 548.30, 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10, ($310 + $2)
Judgment Search (fee for each name certified)
$7.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(8), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($5 + $2)
Notice of Objection Notice of Hearing
$1.00
Minn. Stat. §§ 550.143 , subd. 5 (b), 551.05, 571.914
Order to Show Cause After Disclosure (per debtor)
$5.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(14)
Plea of Confession Filing > $15,000
$312.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 357.021 , subd. 2b, 548.23, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)
Plea of Confession Filing < $15,001
$65.00
Minn. Stat. § 548.23, 357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10
Request for Disclosure (per debtor)
$5.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(14)
Satisfaction of Judgment or partial satisfaction
$7.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(7), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($5 + $2)
Transcript of Judgment docketed in District Court
$42.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(6), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($40 + $2)
Transcript of Judgment issued from District Court
$42.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(6), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($40 + $2)

Miscellaneous Fees
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
$16.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($14 + $2)
Certified print outs of imaged or electronically filed documents accessible from the Courthouse view of MNCIS
$16.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(B)  ($14 + $2)      
Certified scan or picture of documents in a court file where court staff has to dismantle the file
$16.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(B)   ($14 + $2) 
Certified screen prints generated from case management system
$14.00
Minn. Stat. § § 357.021, subd. 2(14) Court Operations Policy 506(B)
Copies of reports generated from case management system (provided to requester via email or paper form) - 1 to 50 pages (per report)
$5.00
Court Operations Policy 506(B)
Copies of reports generated from case management system (provided to requester via email or paper form) - 50+ pages (per 50 pages or part thereof
$25.00
Court Operations Policy 506(B)
Exemplified and Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
$32.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b,    Court Operations Policy 506(B)  ($14 + $2 + $16)
Exemplified and Uncertified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
$16.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(B)     
Faxes - $25 transmission fee for each 50 pages, or part thereof
$25.00
Civil Court Rule 5.05, Juvenile Court Rules 31.01 , subd. 2, Juvenile Court Rules - Adoption 25.01 , subd. 3
Forms Packets - 1 to 10 pages
$0.00
Court Operations Policy 506(B)
Forms Packets - 11 or more pages
$5.00
Court Operations Policy 506(B)
NSF Checks (non-sufficient funds)
$30.00
Minn. Stat. § 604.113, subd. 2
Request for Driver's License Suspension
$16.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($14 + $2)      
Uncertified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
$10.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($8 + $2)
Uncertified print outs of imaged or electronically filed documents accessible from the Courthouse view of MNCIS
$10.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(B)  ($8 + $2)
Uncertified scan or picture of documents in a court file where court staff has to dismantle the file
$10.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(B)  ($8 + $2)     
Uncertified screen prints generated from case management system
$8.00
Minn. Stat. § § 357.021, subd. 2(14) Court Operations Policy 506(B)

Probate
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Deposit of Wills (Safekeeping)
$29.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(11), 357.021 , subd. 2b  ($27 + $2)
Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorships - First Paper Filed
$312.00
Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)

Taxes
Fee Description
Base Fee
Applicable Minn. Stat., Court Rules, Court Operation Policies
Tax Court Regular Division
$312.00
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 357.021 , subd. 2b, 271.06 , subd. 4, 134A.09, 134A.10  ($310 + $2)
Tax Court Small Claims Division
$150.00
Minn. Stat. § 271.06 , subd. 4, 134A.09, 134A.10

 
FAQsWhat are law library fees?
Law Library fees are set by each county for the support of the county law libraries. Minn. Stat. § 134A.02.

What is the technology fee?

Can a fee be waived?
Minnesota Statutes
Statute Description
Minn. Stat. § 134A.09 Hennepin and Ramsey Counties; Fees for Law Libraries
Minn. Stat. § 134A.10 Law Library Fees Collected in All Other Counties
Minn. Stat. § 169A.284 Chemical Dependency Assessment Charge; Surcharge
Minn. Stat. § 259.52 Fathers' Adoption Registry
Minn. Stat. § 271.06 subd 4 Appeals from Orders - Appeal Fee
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(1) Every Civil Action or Proceeding
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(2) Certified Copy of Any Instrument from a Civil or Criminal Proceeding
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(3) Issuing a Subpoena
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(4) Filing a Motiion or Response to a Motion in Civil, Family (Excluding Child Support), and Guardianship Cases
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(5) Issuing an Execution and Filing the Return Thereof; Issuing a Writ of Attachment, Injunction, Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, Quo Warranto, Certiorari, or Other Writs not Specifically Mentioned
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(6) Issuing a Transcript of Judgment, or for Filing and Docketing a Transcript of Judgment from Another Court
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(7) Filing and Entering a Satisfaction of Judgment, Partial Satisfaction, or Assignment of Judgment
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(8) Certificate as to Existence or Nonexistence of Judgments Docketed
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(10) For the Filing of Each Partial, Final, or Annual Account in All Trusteeships
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(11) For the Deposit of a Will
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(13) Filing a Motion or Response to a Motion for Modification of Child Support
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(14) All other Services Required by Law for Which No Fee is Provided
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(15) Adoption Petition Surcharge
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 2(b) Court Technology Fund
Minn. Stat. § 357.021 subd 6 Surcharges on Criminal and Traffic Offenders
Minn. Stat. § 357.022 Conciliation Court Fee
Minn. Stat. § 504B.385 subd 4 Rent Escrow Action to Remedy Violations
Minn. Stat. § 518.005 subd 6 Proceeding for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation, or Annulment
Minn. Stat. § 548.181 subd 1 Discharge of Judgments Against Bankruptcy Debtors
Minn. Stat. § 548.181 subd 3a Certification of Discharge
Minn. Stat. § 548.23 Plea of Confession
Minn. Stat. § 548.30 Foreign Judgment Fees
Minn. Stat. § 550.143 subd 5(b) Levy on Funds at a Financial Institution
Minn. Stat. § 551.05 subd 3 Attorney's Summary Execution Upon Funds at a Financial Institution
Minn. Stat. § 563.01 In Forma Pauperis Proceedings; Authorization
Minn. Stat. § 571.914 Objection to Excemption Claim
Minn. Stat. § 604.113 subd 2 Issuance of Worthless Check (NSF)
Minn. Stat. § 609.5314 Administrative Forfeiture of Certain Property Seized in Connection with a Controlled Substances Seizure
Court Rules
Rule Number Description
Rules of Civil Procedure - Table of Contents 5.05 Filing; Facsimile Transmission
General Rules of Practice, District Courts - Table of Contents - Conciliation Court Rules 521(b) Removal (Appeal) to District Court
Juvenile Court Rules - Rules of Juvenile Protection Procedure 31.01 subd 2 Filing by Facsimile Transmission
Juvenile Court Rules - Rules of Adoption Procedure 25.01 subd 3 Types of Filing - Fees; Original Document
Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure - Table of Contents 103.01 subd 1 Manner of Making Appeal
Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure - Table of Contents 103.02 subd 2 Related Appeals
Court Operations Policy
Policy Number Description
Copy Fee Policy 506(B) Copy Available on Request
Motion Fee Policy 506(H) Copy Available on Request