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What Can Be Appealed?
An Order for Judgment is not appealable according to the MN Rules of Court.
MN Rules of Court, Civil Appellate Procedure, Rule 103.03.
An order must be appealed within 60 days of service of Notice of Filing by the adverse party. A Judgment must be appealed within 60 days of entry of judgment. See MN Rules of Court, Civil Appellate Procedure, Rule 104.01.
How to File an Appeal to the Court of Appeals
What must be filed
File with the Minnesota Court of Appeals:
- Original and one copy of the Notice of Appeal;
- A certified copy of the judgment or order from which the appeal is taken;
- Two copies of the Statement of Case;
- A filing fee of $500
Filings are done with Minnesota Court of Appeals, 305 MN Judicial Center, 25 Constitution Avenue, St Paul, MN 55155-6102, Phone No. (651)297-1000
File with the Fourth Judicial District serving Hennepin County
- A copy of the Notice of Appeal to the Court of Appeals.
- A cost bond or a written waiver. This can be in the form of either:
- $500 check or
- $500 cost bond or
- a waiver of cost bond signed by all opposing parties or
- Supplemental In Forma Pauperis order signed by the Hennepin County trial judge specifically waiving the cost bond. (This order can be signed only by the trial judge.)
In-person filings with Hennepin County District Court are done at the Civil Intake counter on the Public Service Level (2nd floor) of the Hennepin County Government Center.
Filings by mail should be addressed to Hennepin County District Court, Civil Filing, C-332, 300 South Sixth Street, Minneapolis, MN 55487-0332.
The Notice of Appeal shall contain:
- A statement specifying and describing the judgment or order from which the appeal is taken.
- The names, addresses and telephone numbers of opposing counsel, indicating the parties they represent.
- The Notice of Appeal shall be accompanied by:
- Proof of service on the opposing party or parties
Proof of filing with the administrator of the trial court in which the judgment or order appealed from is enter or filed.
After Completion of all Appeals
The $500 cash cost bond will be used to pay costs (if any) assessed by the Appellate Court in its judgment. The amount to be returned to the appellant will be determined by the Hennepin County trial judge, who is guided by the terms of the Appellate Court judgment. The appellant must request the refund by means of a proposed order for the release of the appropriate amount. The order should be directed to the trial court judge.