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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
 

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.
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, 134A.10
Request for Trial by Jury
Fee: $100.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $100
Authorization: Minn. Stat. §   357.021 , subd. 2(1)
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)