Minnesota Government Access (MGA): Users’ Instructions and Tips

To use MGA, Users need to work with their Agency Account Manager and complete the following steps:

1) Prepare

  1. Talk to your Agency Account Manager to determine if your Agency is applying for MGA.
  2. Attend a MGA Training online WebEx session.

2) Complete Registration

  1. Register online at https://mga.courts.state.mn.us/MNPRODPORTAL (complete Steps 1 and 2 in the Quick Reference Guide: Registering for MGA).
  2. Sign the User Acknowledgement Form or Civil Legal Services User Acknowledgement Form after you have completed Online Registration.
  3. Give your Agency Account Manager two things:
    1. Signed User Acknowledgement Form.
    2. The exact User name (email address) you used to register.

3) Use MGA

The Minnesota Judicial Branch must approve your Agency’s application before you will receive access to MGA. Once you have received the registration confirmation email, sign in to MGA.

Registration Tips

  • If you complete only Step 1 of the Online Registration process, you will be “Not Found” in our system. You will need to finish registration by returning to https://mga.courts.state.mn.us/MNPRODPORTAL and completing Step 2 of the Online Registration process. See the Quick Reference Guide: Registering for MGA  for more information.
  • If you receive an error after you clicked on the validation link in the confirmation email (from Step 1 of the Online Registration process), you should be able to ignore (close) the error message. Continue registration as stated in the Quick Reference Guide.
  • Your User name is the same as the email address you used to register for MGA.

MGA Website Tips 

  • To save the MGA website in your browser’s Favorites folder, it needs to be saved as the exact URL noted here:  https://mga.courts.state.mn.us/MNPRODPORTAL
  • If you bookmark a version of the Web link that contains extra characters in it than in the address noted above you may receive an error message and not be able to properly load MGA.
    • You will get a link with extra characters in it if you sign in to MGA and continue working in it, bookmark a subsequent link, and sign out.
    • You may want to clear your Internet cache and cookies before you sign in.
    • If you have trouble with bookmarking the link above, you can either manually type it into your browser or use the link above.
  • Your User name is the same as the email address you used to register for MGA.