What if I cannot afford to pay a court fee?
You may qualify for a reduction or waiver of court fees if your income is at or below 125% of the Federal poverty level
, if you receive public assistance, OR
if you can show that you do not have enough money to pay the filing fee. The judge can waive all or part of the court fees in a case, and the waiver only applies to costs specifically stated in the order. NOTE:
Getting a fee waiver does not mean you will never have to pay any costs or a judgment in the case.
An order reducing or waiving court fees is also known as an Order Granting In Forma Pauperis Application
For more information, see the Fee Waiver
section in our Help Topics.
How do I pay the court fee?
Court fees can be paid by money order, cash, or check. Check with local court administration
to see if credit or debit cards are accepted at the courthouse in your county.
Make checks payable to District Court Administrator
Law Library fees
What are law library fees?
are set by each county for the support of the county law libraries. Minn. Stat. § 134A.02
Where can I learn about the technology fee?
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. Read the Technology Fee Public Notice for more information.