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Fee Schedule

St Louis County, Duluth
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
Request for Jury Trial    102.00
Request for Trial after Arbitration 102.00
Motion or Response to Motion 102.00
Tax Court   
    Regular*  322.00
    Small Claims** 160.00
Subpoena 18.00
Change of Name   322.00
    (other Fees same as Civil Actions)    
Rent Escrow   75.00
   

CONCILIATION COURT

Opening Fee* $   75.00
   
Counterclaim    75.00
      
Defendant's Response/Appearance Fee     10.00
Demand for Removal (appeal) same as civil 322.00
Request for Disclosure/Order to Show Cause 5.00
   

TORRENS ACTIONS

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

JUDGMENTS

Filing a Foreign Judgment or Plea of Confession over $10,000 $ 322.00
Filing a Foreign judgment or Plea of Confession $10,000 or less 75.00
Filing and Docketing Transcript 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 additional $50 fee per MS 518.005) $372.00
Expedited Process Child Support (includes additional $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 additional $50 fee per MS 518.005)
    Motion or Response to Motion
    Child Support Motion
372.00
102.00
102.00
Adoption (Except International) * (includes additional $75 fee per MS 357.021) 397.00
    International (Foreign) Adoption 322.00
OFP Respondents Filing Fee/Request for Hearing       $322.00
Transfer Legal Custody                           $322.00
   

NAME SEARCH

Each Name  $   7.00
   

PROBATE COURT

Probate Fees* $ 322.00
Guardianship Fees*
    Guardianship Motion
322.00
102.00
Filing Wills for Safekeeping     29.00
Trusts    
    Filing Fee* 322.00
    Filing Annual, Partial or Final Accounts
    Filing Trust Accounting
57.00
57.00
   

  COPIES

Copy of any Instrument. Includes imaged or electronically field documents   
    Civil or Criminal Certified  $16.00
    Uncertified/Plain 10.00
Exemplified/Authenticated/Certified 32.00
Exemplified/Authenticated/Uncertified 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/report
    (each 50 thereafter) 25.00
   MISCELLANEOUS FEES 
Fax Filing Fee (pages 1 - 50)
                      (each 50 pages thereafter)
25.00
25.00
Certificate of Exemplification     15.00
Certificate as to Notary Public 1.00
Forms  
    1-10 pages  no charge
    11 + pages   5.00
    Dissolution packets  10.00
*   Includes $10.00 Library fee
** Includes $5.00 Library fee