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Special Announcement: $3.00 eService Fee Eliminated

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is pleased to announce that, effective Monday, July 8, 2013, the $3.00 fee for eService has been eliminated. eService, which allows litigants who eFile their cases to serve other parties via email, is a service of the Minnesota Judicial Branch’s eCourtMN Initiative. 

If you have questions regarding this information, please contact the
eFile Support Center:

Business Hours: Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (CST).  Closed state government holidays except Columbus Day.
Email: via mncourts.gov website
Phone: 651-227-2002 (if calling from 612, 651, 763, or 952) or
855-291-8246 (if calling from all other area codes)


eFiling and eService Expands to Commitment Court

On Monday, June 3, 2013, the Second Judicial District will implement electronic filing in the Commitment Court of the Civil Division.  All filers will be able to use the electronic file and serve system as of June 3rd for both new and subsequent filings in Commitment Court.   Attorneys and agencies with pending matters before the court should sign up for eService in each case as soon as possible.  Training is encouraged. See the links below on this page for training opportunities. EFiling guides and other helpful information are also available below on this web page, including civil commitment case and document type lists as found under “Civil Division Documents.”


Most Common User Questions

1) eService You must sign up to receive eService on each case individually, eFiling into a case or being the attorney of record does not mean that you have signed up for eService.  For more information on signing up for eService please see the eService guide and for more information on sending eService please see the last page of the eFiling Guide.

2) Attachments  The Attachments document gives more details about the attachments feature. Page 3, of the eFiling Guide shows where the Add Another Filing button is. Please enter every document with a seperate Filing Code.  

3) Waiver Account Please see the Waiver Account Guide for more information on how to set up a Waiver Account. 

4) Proposed Document  All documents that require a judge's signature should be submitted with the Filing Code of Proposed Document and the Filing Description stating the title of the document being filed.  Documents that have not been signed by a judge should never be filed as Orders.

Register for Odyssey File & Serve 

The Second Judicial District welcomes all law firms/attorneys and agencies to begin eFiling.  To start the process:

1) Please choose a firm adminstrator after reviewing the Administrator Duties document

2) The Firm Administrator should attend a training.  See the State Training Schedule hereSelf-paced tutorials may also be used, however if they are used it is recommended that the eFiling Guide be used for Minnesota specific information.  

3) After training, the firm administrator needs the following to register:

  • Odyssey File & Serve site
  • Internet Explorer version 7 or higher OR Firefox and a high speed internet connection
  • Firm/Attorney contact information
  • Valid eMail address
  • For remaining account setup: User eMail addresses, attorney bar numbers, and a valid credit card.

eFile Support 

Technical Support: Tyler Technologies 800.297.5377 or  

MN eFile & eServe Support Center - Telephone Support:

651-227-2002 (if calling from area codes 612, 651, 763, and 952)

1-855-291-8246 (if calling from all other area codes)

Send an eMail eCourtMN@courts.state.mn.us 


Civil Division Documents

Family Division Documents

Domestic Abuse/Harassment

  • Business Process Changes
  • Civil Case Type List
  • Civil Case Type List with Descriptions 
  • Civil Filing Code List
  • Civil Commitment Case Type List
  • Civil Commitment Filing Codes
  • Conciliation Filing Code List
  • Housing Court Case Type and Filing Code List
  • Housing Court: Selecting a Court Date
  • Housing Court Guidelines
  • Probate Filing Code List 
  • Probate Case Type List

    General Information

    eCourtMN web page

    4th (Hennepin) District Court eFile web page

    Administrator Duties

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