Juvenile ePetition is an application created by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) which allows prosecutors to electronically file petitions for Juvenile Delinquency (include D16), Juvenile Traffic, Juvenile Petty Offenses, and Juvenile Extradition cases into the MN Case Information System. Juvenile ePetition is part of the BCA’s suite of eCharging products.
The Minnesota Judicial Branch and the BCA have implemented the electronic filing of juvenile petitions in the following counties: Blue Earth, Crow Wing, Dakota, Stearns, Swift, Washington, Chippewa, Grant, Jackson, Kittson, Le Sueur, Norman, Red Lake, Wabasha, Lincoln, Lac Qui Parle, Lyon, Itasca, Clearwater and Lake of the Woods.
More information about Juvenile ePetitions is available in FAQ - Juvenile ePetitions.
It is anticipated additional counties will begin using Juvenile ePetition in late 2022 and in 2023, when county attorney case management systems are ready to implement integrations. No decision has been made as to when the Juvenile ePetition process will be mandatory. Further information will be provided as it becomes available.
Court rule changes governing the filing of non-public information take effect January 1, 2021. See this News Item for more information.
For every filing, information regarding minor victims of certain sex crimes (Minn. R. Pub. Access 4, subd. 1(m)), restricted identifiers, and other nonpublic information must be redacted and/or filed as a separate confidential document when necessary, using a Cover Sheet for Non-Public Documents (Form 11.2) or an appropriate e-filling code.
A Confidential Victim Identifier Information Form for submitting minor victim information is available on mncourts.gov under Court Forms
in the Criminal
and Juvenile Delinquency
categories, and the Cover Sheet for Non-Public Documents (Form 11.2) is available in the Confidential Information
category. E-filing resources, including the E-Filing Code Guides are available on the eFile and eServe Resources tab
of the eFile and eService page.
Information for law enforcement regarding the eFiling requirements for search warrants is available here: Criminal Search Warrant Filing Information
All documents filed with the district court by attorneys and government agencies must be eFiled
. Electronic filing of citations and complaints is supported by the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s (BCA) eCharging service.
All non-charging documents required to be filed with the court must also be eFiled, which is done through the Judicial Branch’s eFiling and eService system
, known as eFS.
Recognized exceptions to the eFiling requirement include juvenile delinquency charging documents, charging documents filed by agencies without a federal originating agency identifier that cannot use the BCA service, and indictments when no criminal case exists in the MN Court Information System.
If there is ever any question about whether or how a particular document should be eFiled, contact the local district court.