Minnesota Subpoena Server

What is a Subpoena?

A subpoena is a Command to Appear; a COURT ORDER telling the recipient to:

  • appear at a court hearing
  • attend a deposition,
  • or produce documents or records

Our subpoena service is available when you need a Minnesota civil subpoena for taking deposition, subpoena for witness testimony, or a subpoena duces tecum to request records. Simply fill out the Minnesota subpoena form according to your needs. We will take the subpoena to the Minnesota court administrator to sign and seal the subpoena. Our subpoena server will serve the subpoena right away.

You can also have our subpoena server domesticate an out-of-state subpoena, or a foreign subpoena in Minnesota. Once issued, we will serve the subpoena without delay.

Obtain a Minnesota Civil Subpoena

To issue a subpoena in Minnesota:

  • Complete the official Minnesota Rule 45 Subpoena Form Civ101
  • Determine who the subpoena is for and the address for service
  • Set the place, date, and time for the deposition, oral testimony, or receiving documents
  • Prepare and attach any necessary documents
  • If you are not licensed to practice law in Minnesota, email your subpoena documents to us. We will have it issued by the relevant Minnesota District Court Administrator

Subpoena Filing Fees

The court filling fee to get a civil subpoena in Minnesota is $16.00 for each named party to be served. The Minnesota subpoena fee is payable at the time the Minnesota court administrator signs and seals the subpoena. This will complete issuing a Minnesota subpoena.

We are are happy to advance court filing fees to expedite the process of issuing a Minnesota subpoena.

Minnesota Subpoena Form - CIV101

Download the Minnesota Civil Subpoena Form CIV101. This form is also used to issue an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota.

How to Issue and Serve an Out-of-State Subpoena in Minnesota

We specialize in issuing and serving out-of-state subpoenas in Minnesota

Minnesota Subpoena Rules - MN Court Rule 45.

Follow the above link to read about Minnesota Rule 45. Subpoena.

Serve a Minnesota Subpoena

To ensure proper service of a subpoena, it's a good idea to hire a trained and professional subpoena server. The subpoena server will emphasize the importance of the Subpoena, and point out the consequences should they fail to obey.

To serve a subpoena, deliver a copy personally to the person named in the subpoena, or leave a copy at the person's usual place of abode with a person of suitable age and discretion who resides therein.

You can not serve a Minnesota subpoena yourself. Subpoenas must be served by a disinterested third party who is at least 18 years of age. Any witness fee payment to this party is your responsibility.

Minnesota Subpoena Witness Fees

$20.00 per day plus .28 per mile round trip

  • Fees to be paid to witnesses for attending any action or proceeding in court or before any officer, person or board authorized to take examination of witnesses is $20.00 for each day.
  • For round trip travel estimated from the witness's residence at .28¢ per mile. If a witness lives outside the state, travel costs shall be estimated from the boundary line of the state where the witness crossed into Minnesota at at .28¢ per mile. (Additional fees may be available for out of state witnesses).
  • A person is not obligated to attend as a witness in a civil case unless one day's attendance and travel fees are paid in advance, unless the subpoena is issued on behalf of the state of Minnesota, or the state's officer or agent.
  • A witness is entitled to reasonable compensation for the time and expenses involved in preparing for and giving testimony or producing documents and is entitled to have the amount of those expenses determined prior to complying with the subpoena.

We are are happy to advance witness fees to expedite the process of serving a Minnesota subpoena.

Domesticating and Serving an Out-of-State Subpoena in Minnesota

We take the responsibility of issuing and serving subpoenas very seriously. Our subpoena expert has in-depth knowledge and experience issuing and serving an out-of-state subpoenas in Minnesota.

You can obtain an out-of-state subpoena for taking deposition, subpoena for witness testimony, or a subpoena duces tecum to request documents or records.

After completing the MN CIV101 subpoena form, you are welcome to email all your subpoena documents to us for issuing by the appropriate Minnesota court administrator. Court administration will date, sign, and affix the court seal. This procedure will domesticate your subpoena in Minnesota making it ready for service to the intended party.

How to Issue and Serve an Out-of-State Subpoena in Minnesota

Subpoena for Taking Deposition, Subpoena for Witness Testimony, or a Subpoena Duces Tecum to Request Records

  • Complete the official Minnesota Rule 45 Subpoena Form CIV101
  • Determine who the subpoena is for and the address for service
  • Set the place, date, and time for the deposition, witness testimony, or receiving documents
  • Prepare and attach all required documents
  • You are welcome to email the subpoena to us and we will have your out-of-state subpoena domesticated by the appropriate Minnesota District Court Administrator
  • Our subpoena server will serve the out-of-state subpoena without delay

Subpoena Filing Fees

The court filling fee for an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota is $16.00 for each named party to be served. The Minnesota subpoena fee is payable at the time the Minnesota court administrator domesticates your subpoena. This will complete domesticating an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota.

Minnesota Subpoena Witness Fees

Any witness fee payment to this party is your responsibility.

We are are happy to advance court filing fees and witness fees to expedite the process of domesticating an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota.

Out-of-State Subpoena for Interstate Deposition and Discovery

See Minnesota Subpoena Rule 45.06 Interstate Depositions and Discovery - Minnesota Court Rules of Civil Procedure governs out-of-state subpoenas for interstate depositions and discovery.

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