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Partial eFS Outage

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2020

The Minnesota Judicial Branch is experiencing a partial Minnesota eFile and eService (eFS) outage.
Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, our vendor – Tyler Technologies - shared that they were the subject of a security incident that has only affected their internal corporate systems. We take notification of security threats to our vendors very seriously.
At this time, there is no evidence that the Minnesota Judicial Branch experienced any form of data breach or inappropriate access to court records and information.
Upon learning of the security threat to our vendor and out of an abundance of caution, the Minnesota Judicial Branch disabled accounts from this vendor that impacts the transmission of eFS data. The Minnesota Judicial Branch will fully restore eFS when we are confident there is no risk to our systems, data and customers.
In the meantime, we recommend you follow this process:
For emergency filings (ie: Order for Protection, Harassment/Restraining Order, Civil Commitment, etc.)
  • The Minnesota Judicial Branch can accept paper filings, via email, fax, at a courthouse drop box or at the customer service counter.
  • Contact court staff for payment options if a filing fee is due.
For non-emergency filings:
  • Non-emergency filings that can still be filed through eFS should continue. Review and acceptance by court staff will be delayed.
  • Any filing that is submitted via eFS during this partial outage will be reviewed once the system has been restored. The filing date and time applied will be the date and time the filing was submitted to eFS per Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 14.03(c).
  • External filers are unable to file into existing cases that were not filed into prior the disabling of this service around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23.
Filers that are unable to eFile and eService as required by Minnesota court rules may need to seek relief as set forth in Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 14.01(c).
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will update you when the partial outage has been resolved.