District Court Fees

Court users are required to pay fees for filing and for services as set out in Minnesota law.  If you cannot afford to pay a court fee, you can ask to have the fee reduced or waived.  
 
The Minnesota Base Fees amounts do not include county law library fees. Select your county to see the total fee amounts including any applicable law library fee amount.  Make checks payable to: District Court Administrator
 

Minnesota District Court Fees (excluding law library fees) Minnesota counties may assess an additional law library fee to the fees listed here. Please select a county from the dropdown list to see the calculated fees for that county.
Dissolution/Custody
Custody, Paternity, Parenting Time, Registrations
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1),  134A.09, 134A.10
Dissolution of Marriage (Divorce) with or without Children
Fee: $365.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $315 + Other Fee $50
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10, 518.005 , subd. 6
Forms Packets - Dissolution with Children and Dissolution without Children packets
Fee: $10.00
Authorization: Court Operations Policy 506(b)
Legal Separation, Annulment
Fee: $335.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Other Fee $50
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10, 518.005 , subd. 6