District Court Fees

Court users are required to pay fees for filing and for services as set out in Minnesota law.  If you cannot afford to pay a court fee, you can ask to have the fee reduced or waived.  
 
The Minnesota Base Fees amounts do not include county law library fees. Select your county to see the total fee amounts including any applicable law library fee amount.  Make checks payable to: District Court Administrator
 

Ramsey County District Court Fees
Adoption
Filing a motion or response to a motion
Total Fee: $75.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(13)
Petition for Adoption - Child born in foreign country
Total Fee: $300.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Law Library Fee $15
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10
Petition for Adoption - Child born in U.S.
Total Fee: $375.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Other Fee $75 + Law Library Fee $15
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 357.021 , subd. 2(15), 357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 259.52