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Subpoenas

**Subpoena rules change effective January 1, 2006.  Rule 45 allows issuance by attorneys.**

Subpoenas must be obtained in the county that the court file is located in.

Pro Se parties or parties representing themselves may request subpoenas by mail or by visiting the court/county location that maintains the file.  The request must indicate who the subpoena will be issued for and why.  If the judge approves the issuance, the subpoenas will be issued.

You must provide the following:
1) The subpoena fee
2) file number
3) case name
4) the individual requesting the subpoena(s) with a corresponding phone number

Effective January 1, 2006, attorneys may issue subpoenas in civil cases.  You can view the civil subpoena at the state court forms web site.

Subpoenas for criminal and traffic cases may be obtained my mail or by visiting the county/court location that maintains the court file.

If the defendant is pro se (does not have an attorney), he/she must motion the court in writing for an order allowing the subpoenas to be issued.  The motion must indicate who the subpoena will be issued for and why.  If the judge approves the issuance, the subpoenas will be issued at no charge.

Issuance of subpoenas shall not require court approval if the defendant is represented by counsel.  The following information must be provided in order for a subpoena to be issued:

1) The subpoena fee
2) file number
3) case name
4) attorney or individual requesting the subpoena(s) with a corresponding phone number
5) hearing or trial date 

How to request Subpoenas for an out of state case.