The Court of Appeals’ Standing Order on Paper Copies of Briefs has been updated. Effective August 1, 2019, paper copies of e-filed briefs must include a signed certification including the following language:
I hereby certify that the content of the accompanying paper brief and addendum or addenda, if applicable, is identical to the electronic version filed and served, except for any binding, colored cover, or colored back, and I understand that any corrections or alterations to a brief filed electronically must be separately served and filed in the form of an errata sheet.
Effective October 9, 2020: Updated FAQ for Appellate E-Filing
On October 9, 2020, the FAQ - Appellate E-Filing was updated to contain troubleshooting information for filers to identify the cause behind filing errors.
Effective January 3, 2019: New Filing Subtypes Available in E-MACS
On January 3, 2019 several new filing subtypes were added in E-MACS. Selecting the correct filing type and subtype ensures faster routing and processing of filings. Below is a list of the new subtypes and the courts for which they are available. For more information about filing types and subtypes, see Selecting E-MACS Filing Types and Subtypes
on the Clerk of the Appellate Courts webpage under the Appellate eFiling tab.
New Subtypes for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals Cases
- Errata Sheet (filing type: Brief)
- Itemized List of Record Received (filing type: Event)
- Attorney Appearance (filing type: Notice)
- No Response to PFR (filing type: Notice) - Supreme Court only
- Withdraw Motion (filing type: Notice)
New Subtypes for Appeal Panel Cases (filing type for all: AP)
- Attorney Appearance
- Confidential Examiner’s Report
- Exhibit List and Exhibits
- Witness List
An outage is scheduled to start on 7/27/2021 at 6:00 PM Central Time (CT)
The Appellate E-Filing system (E-MACS) and the public access site (P-MACS) will be unavailable from Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 6:00 PM, to Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 8:00 PM, for maintenance and the installation of upgrades. This outage will not extend filing deadlines, and filings due on July 27, 2021 must still be served and/or filed before 11:59 PM or before the outage, if it is scheduled to extend beyond 11:59 PM, to be timely. Document links in e-notifications and e-service messages will not work during the maintenance operation, but will be functional after E-MACS and P-MACS are restored.
August 15, 2018: Clerk's Office Call Routing
Order Regarding Fees Associated With Processing Electronic Submissions in the Appellate Courts
Effective Monday, July 17, 2017, all E-MACS inquires will be handled by the Minnesota eFile Support Center
About Appellate E-Filing
The Minnesota Appellate E-Filing Application (E-MACS) provides the ability for users to electronically file documents with the Clerk of Appellate Courts in cases pending before the court of appeals and the supreme court. Electronic service may also be accomplished, in some cases, when documents are e-filed with E-MACS.
E-Filing with the appellate courts will offer users the following benefits:
- Convenience: E-MACS offers one electronic location at which you can at any time prepare, file, and (in some cases) serve documents electronically, as well as access notifications received on recent cases.
- Availability and access: E-MACS is available 24/7, and filings submitted before 11:59 p.m. will be considered submitted that day, even when the clerk’s office is not open. If accepted by the clerk’s office after review, submissions will be considered ‘filed’ as of the date of submission.
- Cost-efficiency: Electronic filing and service will reduce the number of paper copies needed for the courts and for you and/or your client.
Who may E-File with E-MACS?
Since March 1, 2015, the Office of the Clerk of the Appellate Courts has been authorized to accept voluntary e-filings from attorneys, court reporters and agency records managers in all case types. Effective, February 22, 2016, self-represented parties are permitted
to e-file using the appellate courts’ E-MACS system. On July 1, 2016, appellate e-filing will be required
in all appellate cases for all attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Minnesota or admitted pro hac vice to practice before the appellate courts of Minnesota, court reporters, executive branch records managers, court appointed examiners and panels appointed by the appellate courts. Mandatory e-filing for everyone except self-represented parties is applicable to all appeals or administrative matters pending on or filed after July 1, 2016. E-filing will remain voluntary
for self-represented parties after July 1, 2016.
Please use a black pen when adding all signatures to documents. Ink in other colors does not necessarily show up when the documents are scanned.
Do not submit a PDF document that includes a digital signature placed by use of an electronic signature application such as CoSign. Scanned documents signed in ink or a document that includes a signature placed by use of word-processing applications or a /s/ designation are acceptable.
Who can I contact with questions about E-MACS?
For questions regarding E-MACS, please consult the user documentation links below, or call:
1-844-918-1724 (if calling long distance from a landline phone)
Technical support hours of operation: 6:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M., Monday through Friday
E-MACS Terms & Conditions
What is C-Track?
C-Track is the electronic filing system for records of Executive Branch tribunals and agency decisions on appeal.
Historical Supreme Court Orders
Minnesota Supreme Court Authorizes Appellate E-Filing Expansion Effective March 1, 2015
Order Regarding Mandatory and Permissive Electronic Filing and Service in the Appellate Courts