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User Alert ALERT!
Email addresses and phone numbers to contact chambers of 4th District judicial officers are located in the Directory of Judges and Directory of Referees webpages.
Effective September 16, 2013, all e-filed documents, whether in mandatory or voluntary case types, must be submitted in “searchable” PDF format. Visit the eFile Support Center for more details and other important notices.
Effective 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. For questions, please contact the eFile Support Center.
eFile and eServe (EFS) is available in the 4th Judicial District for legal professionals and justice partners in these case types:
- Civil, Family, and Housing (mandatory EFS)
- Conciliation, Criminal, and Juvenile (voluntary EFS)
- Probate and Mental Health (voluntary EFS)
See other Minnesota District Courts using eFile and eServe.
3 Steps to Start Using eFile and eServe
Step #1: Designate an eFile "Administrator"
Choose a firm or agency representative to be an eFile "Administrator." The eFile Administrator will be responsible for creating and managing the eFile and eServe account and firm/agency user information.
Step #2: Attend a Training Session
The eFile Administrator should attend a training session (any location) listed below BEFORE registering an account for the firm/agency in the eFile system. The training is important because it provides details on how to manage an account and add more administrators. Other eFile and eServe users identified by the eFile Administrator may also attend a training session in any location.
Step 3: Register for an eFile and eServe Account
Click on "Register Now" in the login box on the eFile and eServe portal to complete the registration process and set up an eFile and eServe account for the firm or agency. NOTE: The eFile Administrator only needs to register and create an account one time to enable legal professionals in their firm or agency to eFile and eServe in the Minnesota state courts that use eFile and eServe.
System requirements for eFile and eServe: Internet browser such as Safari 5.1 or higher; Firefox 9.0; or Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher.
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