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
 
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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.
Copies
Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
Fee: $16.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b 
Certified print outs of imaged or electronically filed documents accessible from the Courthouse view of MNCIS
Fee: $16.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(b) 
Certified scan or picture of documents in a court file where court staff has to dismantle the file
Fee: $16.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(b)  
Certified screen prints generated from case management system
Fee: $14.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § § 357.021, subd. 2(14) Court Operations Policy 506(b)
Copies of reports generated from case management system (provided to requester via email or paper form) - 1 to 50 pages (per report)
Fee: $5.00
Authorization: Court Operations Policy 506(b)
Copies of reports generated from case management system (provided to requester via email or paper form) - 50+ pages (per 50 pages or part thereof
Fee: $25.00
Authorization: Court Operations Policy 506(b)
Exemplified and Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
Fee: $32.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $30 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b,    Court Operations Policy 506(b) 
Exemplified and Uncertified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
Fee: $16.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(b)    
Scanning Fee - $25 fee for each 50 pages, or part thereof of the filing (Effective July 1, 2016)
Fee: $25.00
Authorization: Minn. Gen. R. Prac. 14.01(b)(3)
Uncertified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
Fee: $10.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $8 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b 
Uncertified print outs of imaged or electronically filed documents accessible from the Courthouse view of MNCIS
Fee: $10.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $8 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(b) 
Uncertified scan or picture of documents in a court file where court staff has to dismantle the file
Fee: $10.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $8 + Technology Fee $2
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 357.021 , subd. 2b, Court Operations Policy 506(b)   
Uncertified screen prints generated from case management system
Fee: $8.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § § 357.021, subd. 2(14) Court Operations Policy 506(b)