Minnesota Subpoena

Minnesota Subpoena for Out-of-State Court Case

The ability to subpoena records from Minnesota or take a third-party deposition in Minnesota can have a huge impact on your out-of-state court case. The following guide provides a brief overview of obtaining a foreign subpoena in Minnesota and what steps to take to ensure all procedural rules are followed.

To establish authority of an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota, the subpoena must be allowed and properly noticed under the laws of the jurisdiction where the court case is pending. An out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota must be filed and issued by the appropriate Minnesota District Court Administrator, thereby domesticating the foreign subpoena in Minnesota.

Since Legal Process Minnesota, LLC is authorized to domesticate a foreign subpoena in Minnesota, your out-of-state subpoena will be issued at the relevant Minnesota District Court Administration on your behalf and served in just a few days.

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"We make foreign subpoenas a high priority; therefore, we treat foreign subpoenas expeditiously."

Subpoenas Are Our Specialty

Domesticating out-of-state subpoena's in Minnesota is our greater area of specialization.

Legal Process Minnesota has 30 years of experience processing subpoenas. Our subpoena specialist understands the Minnesota subpoena procedure, the documents required by the Minnesota District Court to issue a foreign subpoena, and we are accustomed to Minnesota Court Administration procedures.

Legal Process Minnesota handles time-sensitive subpoena requests carefully, and in an expedient manner. To provide prompt subpoena service, we maintain a presence in nine Minnesota counties surrounding the Twin Cities metro area, including Minneapolis, MN, and St. Paul, MN.

Legal Process Minnesota is available to perform the duties of Record Deposition Officer to accommodate an out-of-state subpoena duces tecum.

How to Domesticate a Foreign Subpoena in Minnesota

Legal Process Minnesota is authorized to domesticate foreign subpoenas in Minnesota on your behalf.

Our subpoena service handles all the precise details for you, including paying the Minnesota District Court filing fee.

To domesticate an out-of-state subpoena in Minnesota, the foreign subpoena and the Minnesota CV101 Subpoena Form (Download PDF) need to be filed in the Minnesota District Court in the county where the discovery is requested.

To make your job easier and less time-consuming, Legal Process Minnesota completes the Minnesota subpoena form for you according to the information you provide on the foreign subpoena.

Our subpoena specialist delivers the subpoena to the appropriate Minnesota District Court who issues it. The Minnesota Court Administrator signs, dates, and affixes the court seal, thereby establishing authority in Minnesota.

Once the subpoena is domesticated, our subpoena process server attempts to serve the subpoena immediately upon the person or entity from whom the discovery is sought.

To expedite the issuance and service of an out-of-state subpoena, we are happy to attach our check to pay the Minnesota subpoena witness fee in advance for you.

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"We take subpoenas very seriously. Domesticating a foreign subpoena in Minnesota is a highly responsible and accountable assignment, and it is a task best left to an expert."

Establish Authority of a Foreign Jurisdiction Subpoena in Minnesota

Procedures to have a foreign subpoena accepted and acknowledged in Minnesota.

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  • To command the production of records or appearance of a Minnesota witness, start by observing the rules of the jurisdiction where the action is pending.
  • Complete the foreign jurisdiction subpoena according to your demands.
  • Determine who the subpoena is for and the address for service of process in Minnesota. Set the place, date, and time for taking a deposition of a third-party witness, or for the production of documents.
  • Turn to Minnesota Subpoena Rule 45 of the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure and confirm if there are additional requirements imposed by local Minnesota rules. It is important to note that the subpoena must abide by all state rules and statutes related to discovery.
  • Complete the Minnesota CIV101 Subpoena Form (Download PDF). The MN CIV101 is required to be filed in the correct Minnesota District Court.
  • Attach any required documentation according to MN Rule 45. Subpoena.
  • You can email the foreign subpoena to Legal Process Minnesota and advise us of the fee to attach for the Minnesota subpoena witness fees.
  • Our subpoena specialist delivers the subpoena to the appropriate Minnesota District Court to sign, date, and affix the court seal, thereby establishing authority in Minnesota.
  • Upon domestication of the foreign subpoena in Minnesota, our subpoena process server attempts to serve the subpoena immediately.
  • At the time of Service of Process of the subpoena, we emphasize the importance of the subpoena and caution the recipient of the consequences of disobeying a court-ordered subpoena.

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Minnesota Subpoena Witness Fee

  • For attending in any action or proceeding in any court of record or before any officer, person or board authorized to the take examination of witnesses, $20 for each day.
  • For roundtrip travel to and from the place of attendance, estimated from the witness’s residence at 28 cents 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 28 cents per mile. (Additional fees may be available for out of state witnesses).
  • One-day's attendance and travel fees are to be paid in advance.
  • No person is required to attend as a witness in any civil case unless one day's attendance and travel fees are paid or tendered to the witness in advance.

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