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$2 Technology Fee Effective July 1, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The 2013 Legislature has established a new $2 Technology Fee to be applied to all fees collected under Minn. Stat. § 357.021, subd. 2, clauses (1) to (13), effective July 1, 2013.  2013 Minn. Laws, Chap. 86, Article 3, section 6.  Minn. Stat. § 357.021, subd. 2b.

The $2.00 Technology Fee will be added for each of the following fees assessed in the case: 

(1) In every civil action or proceeding in said court, including any case arising under the tax laws of the state that could be transferred or appealed to the Tax Court, the plaintiff, petitioner, or other moving party shall pay, when the first paper is filed for that party in said action, a fee of $310, except in marriage dissolution actions the fee is $340.

The defendant or other adverse or intervening party, or any one or more of several defendants or other adverse or intervening parties appearing separately from the others, shall pay, when the first paper is filed for that party in said action, a fee of $310, except in marriage dissolution actions the fee is $340.

The party requesting a trial by jury shall pay $100….

 (2) Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding, $14, and $8 for an uncertified copy.

(3) Issuing a subpoena, $16 for each name.

(4) Filing a motion or response to a motion in civil, family, excluding child support, and guardianship cases, $100.

(5) Issuing an execution and filing the return thereof; issuing a writ of attachment, injunction, habeas corpus, mandamus, quo warranto, certiorari, or other writs not specifically mentioned, $55.

(6) Issuing a transcript of judgment, or for filing and docketing a transcript of judgment from another court, $40.

(7) Filing and entering a satisfaction of judgment, partial satisfaction, or assignment of judgment, $5.

(8) Certificate as to existence or nonexistence of judgments docketed, $5 for each name certified to.

(9) Filing and indexing trade name; or recording basic science certificate; or recording certificate of physicians, osteopaths, chiropractors, veterinarians, or optometrists, $5.

(10) For the filing of each partial, final, or annual account in all trusteeships, $55.

(11) For the deposit of a will, $27.

(12) For recording notary commission, $20.

(13) Filing a motion or response to a motion for modification of child support, a fee of $100.

The technology fee will be placed in a special revenue account, to be administered by the Minnesota Judicial Council, and will be used to fund justice system technology projects.  See 2013 Minn. Laws, Chap. 86, Article 3, section 6

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