When seeking records in Minnesota for an out-of-state court case, a records subpoena or subpoena duces tecum is needed to request documents from a third party in Minnesota. The following information explains how to subpoena records in Minnesota from another state and what actions to take to avoid needless objections.
A records subpoena or subpoena duces tecum is needed to subpoena records in Minnesota from another state. Then, a subpoena form conformed to Minnesota law is required. Next, file the subpoena duces tecum with the Minnesota court in the county where the records are sought. Finally, a records subpoena issued in Minnesota is required.
If you also need to take the testimony of a third-party witness in Minnesota, review our page about how to subpoena a foreign deposition in Minnesota.
Legal Process Minnesota facilitates domestication of out-of-state records subpoenas in Minnesota. For your peace of mind, Legal Process Minnesota performs the out-of-state records subpoena procedures correctly so that you can avoid unwanted objections. In addition, we provide timely subpoena process service for records subpoenas in Minnesota.
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.
Legal Process Minnesota hand-delivers 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 domestication. The process serving fee is included. We can also advance witness fees.
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.