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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.
Domestic Abuse / Harassment
Filing a motion or response to a motion by Petitioner
Fee: $0.00
Authorization: 34 U.S.C. § 10450(a)(1), Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(13)
Filing a motion or response to a motion by Respondent
Fee: $75.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $75
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(13)
Harassment Restraining Order (HRO) - First Paper Filed
Fee: $285.00
Fee Calculation: Base Fee $285
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 357.021 , subd. 2(1), 134A.09, 134A.10
Respondent’s Order for Protection - First Paper Filed
Fee: $0.00
Authorization: Minn. Stat. § 518B.01 (Effective 8/1/2016: fee waived - no fee charged for Petitioner or Respondent).