In most cases, attorneys subpoena business records or personal documents from third parties in Minnesota. The following information explains how to subpoena records from a third party in Minnesota from out of state so that you avoid unnecessary objections.
A records subpoena or subpoena duces tecum is needed to subpoena records in Minnesota. Then, a subpoena form conformed to Minnesota law is required. Next, file a subpoena duces tecum with the Minnesota state court in the county where you seek the records. Finally, a records subpoena issued by a Minnesota court is required.
You can get a subpoena for records in Minnesota through Legal Process Minnesota. Since we are authorized to domesticate record subpoenas in Minnesota, we facilitate the domestication process for your out-of-state subpoena duces tecum or records subpoena.
For peace of mind, we observe the Minnesota records subpoena procedures precisely so that you do not encounter procedural defects and needless objections.
A records subpoena in Minnesota commands the production of records and documents from a third party. It can also subpoena the testimony of a third-party witness in Minnesota. See How to subpoena a foreign deposition in Minnesota for more information.
Important: Notice of the records subpoena must be provided to all other parties to the action, and the subpoena form must conform to Minnesota law.
MN 45.01(e)—Notice to Parties🔗 Any use of a subpoena, other than to compel attendance at a trial, without prior notice to all parties to the action, is improper and can subject the party or attorney issuing it, or on whose behalf it was issued, to sanctions.
Everything you need for a lawful and enforceable records subpoena in Minnesota.
Legal Process Minnesota reviews your subpoena duces tecum for completeness, then correctly prepares the Minnesota civil subpoena to conform it to Minnesota law.
We hand-deliver your records subpoena to the relevant Minnesota court administrator for authorization and domestication. The Minnesota court filing fee is included.
Process service of your records subpoena is completed by a professional Minnesota process server promptly after issuance. The process serving fee is included.
When subpoena process service is complete, Legal Process Minnesota sends you an emailed copy of the Return of Service, and the original document is sent by regular mail.