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Contact Information:
AnnMarie O'Neill
305 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651) 296-2581 
Email the Clerk of Appellate Courts
Counter Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays

Please Note Changes to the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure Effective July 1, 2014

Effective July 1, 2014, substantial changes to the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure take effect.  In particular, parties should take note that references in the amended rules to use of the appellate courts’ electronic filing system is permitted only by court order, as outlined in Rule 125.01.  As of July 1, 2014, no court order permits or requires use of electronic filing in the appellate courts.  In addition, the number of copies for documents filed with the appellate courts have been reduced, either by amendment of the rules, or by standing order of the appellate courts.  The appendix formerly allowed under Rule 130 is no longer allowed, but parties are required to file a limited addendum with a brief, in the form required by Rule 130 as amended.  Parties are advised to read the Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure as amended effective July 1, 2014 for additional information on these and other changes that apply to all appeals pending on or filed after that date.

Amended Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure
Supreme Court Standing Order Regarding Copies of Briefs
Court of Appeals Standing Order Regarding Copies of Briefs


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
Supreme Court Matters:  3 bound briefs + 2 unbound briefs = 5 total 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 Clerk of Appellate Courts accepts filings for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases and provides parties with copies of court orders and opinions. The Clerk’s Office notifies parties of any deficiencies in their filings. All case filings should be sent to the Clerk’s Office, never to appellate judges directly.

NOTE: There is no appellate e-filing at this time.  Planning is underway for e-filing at a future date, but currently all documents must be filed via traditional means (by U.S. Mail or in person) as described in the applicable court rules.

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Rule Changes and Standing Orders Effective July 1, 2014

Amended Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure
Supreme Court Standing Order Regarding Copies of Briefs
Court of Appeals Standing Order Regarding Copies of Briefs

Minnesota State Law Library Online Appellate Resource

This website offers information and resources related to filing an appeal with the Minnesota Appellate Courts. Included are suggested legal publications, examples of informal briefs, resources for unemployment appeals and additional information.

Court of Appeals Self-Help Center 

The Minnesota Court of Appeals Self-Help Center answers some of the frequently asked questions about appeals and petitions to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. 


Obtaining Appellate Case Information

Online Access

Minnesota Appellate Courts Case Management System--Public View (P-MACS)  (User Instructions for P-MACS)

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 Courts 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.


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., appellategroup@lawfirm.com.  You are responsible for ensuring that the appellate courts have current contact information for all pending cases.       

To register, send an e-mail to pmacs.enotice.registration@courts.state.mn.us 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 pmacs.enotice.help@courts.state.mn.us


Popular Forms


Supreme Court Filing Fees

  • Notice of Appeal/Petition for Writ of Cert. - $550 
  • Petition for Further Review - $550   
  • Petition for Rehearing - $100
  • Petition for Accelerated Review - $100
  • Extraordinary Writs (mandamus/prohibition) - $550 

Court of Appeals Filing Fees

  • Notice of Appeal/Petition for Writ of Certiorari - $550 
  • Notice of Related Appeal - $100
  • Extraordinary Writs (mandamus/prohibition) - $550 
  • Petition for Discretionary Review - $550 


Obtaining Appellate Opinions Online


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.


Court Holidays


Appellate Argument Scheduling  


For more information, contact: 

Clerk of Appellate Courts
305 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone:  (651) 296-2581
Email the Clerk of Appellate Courts
Counter Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays