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Fee Schedule

Carlton County Filing Fees

Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, effective July 1, 2009, the Court Administrator's office will be required to collect civil filing fees and other Court fees as indicated below.

NOTICE: Effective July 1st, 2013 many of the fees listed below will increase by $2.00 per MN Statute § 357.021s2(b).

Fees

All fees of the Court Administrator shall be paid in advance at or prior to the time of the performance of any service requiring payment of such fees, and said Administrator shall not proceed in any matter requiring the payment of fees until the full amount is paid.

CIVIL ACTIONS

Opening Fee*
Plaintiff-Petitioner

$ 322.00
Answer or First Papers*
Each defendant or intervening party

322.00

Motion Fee

102.00

Request for Jury Trial

102.00
Request for Trial after Arbitration 102.00
Tax Court
Regular*
Small Claims**

322.00
160.00
Subpoena 18.00
Change of Name 322.00
(other Fees same as Civil Actions)   

CONCILIATION COURT

Opening Fee**
up to $2499.99
 
$ 75.00
$2500.00 and over
plus an additional per defendant cost of
80.00
5.00
Counterclaim  
up to $2499.99
$2500.00 and over
75.00
80.00
Defendant's Response/Appearance Fee 10.00
Demand for Removal (appeal) same as civil  
Request for Disclosure/Order to Show Cause 7.00

TORRENS ACTIONS

Application (filing)* $ 322.00
Answer (separate filing)* 322.00

JUDGMENTS

Filing and DocketingTranscript of Judgment $  42.00
Issuing Transcript of Judgment 42.00
Issuing Execution 57.00
Issuing all Writs 57.00
Filing and Entering a Satisfaction, Partial Satisfaction, or
Assignment of Judgment

7.00
Discharge After Bankruptcy (each judgment) plus case initiation fee of $322.00 5.00
Judgement Search 7.00

FAMILY COURT

District Court Child Support (includes add'l $50 fee per MS 518.005)  $372.00
Expedited Process Child Support (includes add'l $50 fee per MS 518.005)  372.00

Marriage Dissolution* (for both Petitioner and Respondent)
    Motion or Response to Motion
    Child Support Motion

402.00
102.00
102.00

Annulments/Separations/Child Custody(includes add'l $50 fee per MS 518.005)
    Motion or Response to Motion
    Child Support Motion
372.00 
102.00 
102.00 
Adoption* (Except International) (includes add'l $75 fee per MS 357.021) 397.00
International (Foreign) Adoption 322.00

NAME SEARCH

Each Name $ 7.00

PROBATE COURT

Probate Fees* $322.00
Guardianship Fees* 322.00
Filing Wills for Safekeeping 29.00
Trusts
Filing Fee*
Filing Annual, Partial or Final Accounts
 
322.00
57.00

CERTIFIED COPIES

Copy of any Instrument. Includes imaged or electronically field documents  
    Civil or Criminal Certified $ 16.00
    Uncertified 10.00
Fax Fee In 25.00
Fax Fee Out 25.00
Exemplified/Authenticated/Certified 32.00
Exemplified/Authenticated/Unertified 16.00
Screenprints generated from case management system re. Reg. of Actions
    Certified 14.00
    Uncertified 8.00
Reports generated from case management system via email or paper
    (Pages 1-50) 5.00
    (each 50 thereafter) 25.00

* Includes $10.00 Library fee
** Includes $ 5.00 Library fee