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.
Adoption
Filing a motion or response to a motion
Fee: $75.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(13)
Petition for Adoption - Child born in foreign country
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10
Petition for Adoption - Child born in U.S.
Fee: $360.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Other Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 357.021 , subd. 2(15), 357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 259.52

Child Protection
Filing a motion or response to a motion
Fee: $75.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(13)
Termination of Parental Rights - First Paper Filed
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10

Child Support
Filing a motion or response to a motion for modification of child support
Fee: $50.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $50
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(13),  357.021 , subd. 2b
Petitioner and Respondent - First Paper Filed
Fee: $335.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Other Fee $50
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10, 518.005 , subd. 6

Civil Action or Proceeding
Filing a motion or response to a motion in civil, family (excluding child support), and guardianship cases
Fee: $75.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(4), Court Operations Policy 506(h)
Issuing all Writs/Filing return
Fee: $55.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $55
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(5)
Name Change
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10
Party Requesting Trial by Jury at Same Time First Paper Filed
Fee: $385.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Jury Trial Fee $100
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10
Plaintiff / Petitioner and Defendant / Respondent - First Paper Filed
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b, 134A.09, 134A.10
Request for Trial by Jury
Fee: $100.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $100
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1),  357.021 , subd. 2b 
Subpoena - For Each Name
Fee: $16.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $16
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(3)
Trust Accounts (Annual or Partial)
Fee: $55.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $55
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(10),  357.021 , subd. 2b 

Conciliation
Aggrieved Party Appeal
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10, Conciliation Court Rule 521.b
Aggrieved Party Appeal by Jury
Fee: $385.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285 + Jury Trial Fee $100
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10, Conciliation Court Rule 521.b
Plaintiff / Petitioner and Defendant / Respondent - First Paper Filed
Fee: $65.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $65
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10.

Copies
Certified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
Fee: $14.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2)
Certified print outs of imaged or electronically filed documents accessible from the Courthouse view of MNCIS
Fee: $14.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), Court Operations Policy 506(b) 
Certified scan or picture of documents in a court file where court staff has to dismantle the file
Fee: $14.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 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: $28.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $28
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021, subd. 2(2), Court Operations Policy 506(b) 
Exemplified and Uncertified copy of any instrument from a civil or criminal proceeding
Fee: $14.00
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: $8.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $8
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2)
Uncertified print outs of imaged or electronically filed documents accessible from the Courthouse view of MNCIS
Fee: $8.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $8
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), Court Operations Policy 506(b) 
Uncertified scan or picture of documents in a court file where court staff has to dismantle the file
Fee: $8.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $8
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2), 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)

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 

Domestic Abuse / Harassment
Filing a motion or response to a motion
Fee: $75.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(13)
Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) - First Paper Filed
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10
Respondent’s Order for Protection - First Paper Filed
Fee: $0.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 518B.01 (Effective 8/1/2016: fee waived - no fee charged for Petitioner or Respondent).

Expungement
Expungement
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10

Housing
File a Rent Escrow
Fee: $65.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 504B.385 , subd. 4, 357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10
File an Eviction Action
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10

Judgments
Application for Discharge of Judgment
Fee: $5.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 548.181 , subd. 1
Assignment of Judgment
Fee: $5.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $5
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(7),  357.021 , subd. 2b 
Certificate of Discharge of Judgment
Fee: $5.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 548.181 , subd. 3a
Confession of Judgment
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10
Foreign Judgment Filing greater than $15,000
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 548.30, 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10
Foreign Judgment Filing less than or equal to $15,000
Fee: $65.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 548.30, 357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10        
Judgment Search (fee for each name certified)
Fee: $5.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $55
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(8)
Notice of Objection Notice of Hearing
Fee: $1.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §§ 550.143 , subd. 5 (b), 551.05, 571.914
Order to Show Cause After Disclosure (per debtor)
Fee: $5.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(14)
Plea of Confession Filing greater than $15,000
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 548.23, 134A.09, 134A.10 
Plea of Confession Filing less than or equal to $15,000
Fee: $65.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 548.23, 357.022, 134A.09, 134A.10
Request for Disclosure (per debtor)
Fee: $5.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(14)
Satisfaction of Judgment or partial satisfaction
Fee: $5.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $5
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(7)
Transcript of Judgment docketed in District Court
Fee: $40.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $40
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(6)
Transcript of Judgment issued from District Court
Fee: $40.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $40
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(6)

Miscellaneous Fees
Faxes - $25 transmission fee for each 50 pages, or part thereof
Fee: $25.00
Authorization: Civil Court Rule 5.05, Juvenile Court Rules 31.01 , subd. 2, Juvenile Court Rules - Adoption 25.01 , subd. 3
Forms Packets - 1 to 10 pages
Fee: $0.00
Authorization: Court Operations Policy 506(b)
Forms Packets - 11 or more pages
Fee: $5.00
Authorization: Court Operations Policy 506(b)
Forms Packets - Harassment
Fee: $0.00
Authorization: Court Operations Policy 506(b)
NSF Checks (non-sufficient funds)
Fee: $30.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 604.113, subd. 2
Request for Driver's License Suspension
Fee: $14.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $14
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(2)
Subpoena - For Each Name
Fee: $16.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $16
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(3)

Probate
Deposit of Wills (Safekeeping)
Fee: $27.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $27
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(11)
Estates, Trusts, Guardianships, Conservatorships - First Paper Filed
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10

Taxes
Tax Court Regular Division
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 271.06 , subd. 4, 134A.09, 134A.10 
Tax Court Small Claims Division
Fee: $150.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 271.06 , subd. 4, 134A.09, 134A.10